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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's
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.
Translations of “hero worship”
in Korean 영웅 숭배…
in Arabic بَطلي المَعبود…
in Portuguese culto ao herói…
in Catalan adoració, idolatria…
in Japanese 英雄崇拝…
in Italian culto fanatico, idolatria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英雄崇拜, 偶像崇拜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英雄崇拜, 偶像崇拜…
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