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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One of the reasons Quicken Deluxe 6 is good for us is it's easier to get a snap shot of various deductions for the houses and how we are building equity without actually losing money from our pocket," says 31-year-old Johnson, an account representative for Hewlett-Packard.