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English definition of “star-struck”


adjective     /ˈstɑː.strʌk/ US  /ˈstɑːr-/ often disapproving
feeling great or too much respect for famous or important people, especially famous actors or performers: It's the story of a star-struck young girl who goes to Hollywood to make her fortune.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of star-struck adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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