hero worship Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hero worshipnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​feeling of ​extremeadmiration for someone, ​imagining that they have ​qualities or ​abilities that are ​better than anyone else's
verb [T] uk   /ˈhɪə.rəʊˌwɜː.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈhɪr.oʊˌwɝː-/ (plural -pp- or US also -p-)
She hero-worshipped her ​olderbrother, and she was ​devastated when he ​died.
(Definition of hero worship from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hero worship”
in Arabic بَطلي المَعبود…
in Korean 영웅 숭배…
in Portuguese culto ao herói…
in Catalan adoració, idolatria…
in Japanese 英雄崇拝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英雄崇拜, 偶像崇拜…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英雄崇拜, 偶像崇拜…
in Italian culto fanatico, idolatria…
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