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English verb: palpitate

1. palpitate (motion) cause to throb or beat rapidly


SamplesHer violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake


Verb groupflutter, palpitate

2. palpitate (motion) shake with fast, tremulous movements


SamplesHis nostrils palpitated.


Synonymsquake, quiver


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)tremble

3. palpitate (motion) beat rapidly


SamplesHis heart palpitated.


Synonymsflutter


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beat, pound, thump


Verb grouppalpitate









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