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English definition of “fawn”


verb [I] (PRAISE)   /fɔn/
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.
(Definition of fawn verb (PRAISE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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