- v cause to throb or beat rapidly
Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart
- v shake with fast, tremulous movements
His nostrils palpitated
- v beat rapidly
His heart palpitated
- Democrats and the Clinton re-election machine would palpitate with excitement watching the threesome standing like Olympians on the medals platform.
- The Central Executive Committee (Cabinet) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia) caused Zionist hearts to palpitate last week by setting aside a portion of the .
- French wines were poured, including a superb 1959 dry white guaranteed to palpitate even a Frenchman.