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fawn

noun [C]  /fɔn/ us  

fawn noun [C] (DEER)

a young deer

fawn

verb [I]  /fɔn/ us  

fawn verb [I] (PRAISE)

to give someone a lot of attention and praise in order to get that person’s approval: Big movie stars are fawned over by the waiters at the restaurant.
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