ADJ. fast, racing, rapid | slow | strong | faint, weak
VERB + PULSE check, feel, take Last time I took my pulse, it was a bit fast. | check for, feel for She reached in through the driver's broken window and checked for a pulse. | find | quicken There was little to quicken the pulse in his dull routine.
PULSE + VERB beat | quicken, race She felt her pulse quicken as she recognized the voice. | slow
PULSE + NOUN rate My at-rest pulse rate is usually about 80 beats per minute.