Meaning of PULSE in English

PULSE

(~s, pulsing, ~d)

1.

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

2.

In music, a ~ is a regular beat, which is often produced by a drum.

...the repetitive ~ of the music.

N-COUNT

3.

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.

N-COUNT

4.

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

5.

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.

= throb

VERB: V, V-ing

6.

Some seeds which can be cooked and eaten are called ~s, for example peas, beans, and lentils.

N-PLURAL

7.

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

8.

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

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