(~s, pulsing, ~d)
Your ~ is the regular beating of blood through your body, which you can feel when you touch particular parts of your body, especially your wrist.
Mahoney’s ~ was racing, and he felt confused.
N-COUNT: usu sing
In music, a ~ is a regular beat, which is often produced by a drum.
...the repetitive ~ of the music.
A ~ of electrical current, light, or sound is a temporary increase in its level.
The switch works by passing a ~ of current between the tip and the surface.
If you refer to the ~ of a group in society, you mean the ideas, opinions, or feelings they have at a particular time.
The White House insists that the president is in touch with the ~ of the black community.
N-SING: the N of n
If something ~s, it moves, appears, or makes a sound with a strong regular rhythm.
His temples ~d a little, threatening a headache...
It was a slow, pulsing rhythm that seemed to sway languidly in the air.
VERB: V, V-ing
Some seeds which can be cooked and eaten are called ~s, for example peas, beans, and lentils.
If you have your finger on the ~ of something, you know all the latest opinions or developments concerning it.
He claims to have his finger on the ~ of the industry...
It’s important to keep your finger on the ~ by reading all the right magazines.
PHRASE: Ns inflect, usu PHR after v
When someone takes your ~ or feels your ~, they find out how quickly your heart is beating by feeling the ~ in your wrist.
PHRASE: V and N inflect