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  1. an object of infatuation
  2. a heart beat


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= idol, star, hero, pin-up, dreamboat

Example Sentences Including 'heart-throb'

AUSTRALIAN pop star Delta Goodrem has broken the heart of former Westlife heart-throb Bryan McFadden.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
Camille had been filmed in 1937, starring Greta Garbo and Hollywood heart-throb Robert Taylor, who reminded Barbara of her father.
Piers Dudgeon THE WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE: The Life and Work of Barbara Taylor Bradford (2005)
Davies laughs when asked if anyone resembles heart-throb McGregor in the real 30-piece band.
Misc (1999)
He had found his niche as a world-weary heart-throb , with muscles and fan mail to prove it.
Hinxman, Margaret The Sound of Murder
Male TV critics complained that the surgery rate would be higher if the show's chief heart-throb didn't spend so long stripping off.
Cathy Kelly JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
Marantz issued a few fresh recordings, including ones by the jazz virtuoso Oscar Peterson and, the matron's heart-throb Liberace.
New Scientist (1998)
The walls bare apart from a poster of a young white movie heart-throb.
Robert Wilson A DARKENING STAIN (2002)


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