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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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)beat, pound, thump

Verb grouppalpitate

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