Meaning of “fawn” in the English Dictionary

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fawnnoun [ C ]

us /fɔn/

fawn noun [ C ] (DEER)

a young deer

fawnverb [ I ]

us /fɔn/

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.

(Definition of “fawn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)