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English definition of “fawn over/on sb”

fawn over/on sb

disapproving
verb uk phrasal verb with fawn   /fɔːn/ us    /fɑːn/
to praise someone too much and give them a lot of attention that is not sincere, in order to get a positive reaction: I hate waiters who fawn over you.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
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