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English definition of “hero worship”

hero worship

noun [U] uk   us  
a feeling of extreme admiration for someone, imagining that they have qualities or abilities that are better than anyone else'sShowing respect and admiration
hero-worship
verb [T] uk   /ˈhɪə.rəʊˌwɜː.ʃɪp/ us    /ˈhɪr.oʊˌwɝː-/ (plural -pp- or US also -p-)
She hero-worshipped her elder brother, and she was devastated when he died.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of hero worship from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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