quicken the/(one's) pulse

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quicken the/(one's) pulse

To fill one with excitement, interest, or anticipation. Few things quicken the pulse like sky diving. Unfortunately, the only thing that quickened my pulse during this movie was the beginning action sequence. The rest was a bore.
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The OAUG Welcome Reception on Monday, April 7, is sure to quicken pulses, as guests will be surrounded by hotrods and classic vehicles at the Dal Toro Ristorante and Exotic Car Museum in the Palazzo Hotel.
HOTEL Monument promises to be an experience like no other, yet it is but one in a series of which a mere mention will quicken pulses in the region this year.
Director Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "The Shadow") gets serviceable work from his stunt crew, but the fight scenes simply aren't shot, edited and choreographed with enough pizzazz to quicken pulses or spring surprises.