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get (someone's) pulse racing

To excite, thrill, or exhilarate someone. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was getting everyone's pulse racing. Her quick, sultry glances from across the room got my pulse racing.
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get pulses racing

To be very thrilling, exhilarating, or exciting. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was getting pulses racing. She has an intense, smoldering stare that gets pulses positively racing.
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set (someone's) pulse racing

To excite, thrill, or exhilarate someone. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was setting everyone's pulse racing. Her quick, sultry glances from across the room set my pulse racing.
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set pulses racing

To be very thrilling, exhilarating, or exciting. You could feel it in the air that the singer's performance was setting pulses racing. She has an intense, smoldering stare that sets pulses positively racing.
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keep one's finger on the pulse of something

Fig. to monitor the current state of something frequently. I have to keep my finger on the pulse of the city if I want to be a good reporter. It is hard to keep your finger on the pulse of Washington, D.C., but a U.S. senator must do it.
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pulse through someone or something

to flow or surge through someone or something. A jolt of electricity pulsed through Sam, causing him to jerk his hand away from the wire. They repaired the power lines and electricity began to pulse through the wires again.
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take someone's pulse

to measure the frequency of the beats of a person's pulse. I can take my own pulse. The nurse took my pulse and said I was fine.
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take the pulse of something

Fig. to sample or survey something to learn about its progress or state. Two executives came in to take the pulse of the local business unit.
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your finger on the pulse (of something)

knowledge of what is happening now in a particular area They've got their finger on the pulse of popular culture in Latvia.
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quicken the pulse

also quicken somebody's pulse
to cause excitement or interest There's nothing in this book to quicken the pulse.
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have your finger on the pulse

to be familiar with the most recent developments Whoever designed the new model obviously had their finger on the pulse - it's precisely the sort of computer everyone's been waiting for.
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quicken your/the pulse

to make someone excited or interested There's nothing in this book to quicken the pulse.
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take the pulse of

Also, feel the pulse of. Try to determine the intentions or sentiments of a person or group, as in These exit polls allegedly take the pulse of the voters, but I don't believe they're very meaningful . [First half of 1600s] Also see feel out.
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take the pulse of

To judge the mood or views of (a political electorate, for example): The politician was able to take the pulse of the grass-roots voters.
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One major chiller supplier says that fewer than 1% of its customers even bring up the idea of pulsed cooling.
Agilent is providing an exceptionally powerful and precise pulsed IV solution for R&D," said Minoru Ebihara, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Hachioji Semiconductor Test Division.
Until today, the pulsed IV measurement capability of R&D test systems has been limited to pulse widths insufficient to prevent harmful thermal effects in many modern semiconductor devices.
support for ultra-short pulsed IV measurements down to true-square, 10-nanosecond pulse widths with two-nanosecond rise and fall times;
support for switching between standard dc characterization and pulsed IV characterization without having to change cables; and
The driver is optimized for range finder, LIDAR (Laser Radar), illumination and other pulsed laser diode applications requiring a high-speed, high-power pulsed output.
The PCO-7120 further expands our broad range of high speed pulsed laser diode drivers.
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