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  1. an object of infatuation
  2. a heart beat


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= idol, star, hero, pin-up, dreamboat (informal)

Example Sentences Including 'heart-throb'

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)
The walls bare apart from a poster of a young white movie heart-throb.
Robert Wilson A DARKENING STAIN (2002)


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