Synonyms of 'palpitate'
1 beatDictionary, pound, flutter
Her heart was palpitating wildly.
2 trembleDictionary, pulse, shiver
His whole body was palpitating with fear.
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When your heart or pulse beats, it continually makes regular rhythmic movements.
I felt my heart beat faster.
If something thin or light flutters, or if you flutter it, it moves up and down or from side to side with a lot of quick, light movements.
a butterfly fluttering its wings
Thesaurus for palpitate from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone's heart palpitates , it beats very fast in an irregular way , because they are frightened or anxious .