Meaning of “hero worship” in the English Dictionary

"hero worship" in British English

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hero worshipnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhɪə.rəʊ ˌwɜː.ʃɪp/ us /ˈhɪr.oʊ ˌwɝː.ʃɪp/
hero-worship
verb [ T ] uk /ˈhɪə.rəʊˌwɜː.ʃɪp/ us /ˈhɪr.oʊˌwɝː-/ plural -pp- or US also -p-

She hero-worshipped her older brother, and she was devastated when he died.

(Definition of “hero worship” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)