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fawn (all) over someone

Fig. to flatter someone or attend to someone excessively; to curry favor with someone. Please stop fawning all over the guests. You are embarrassing me. She always fawns over us when we visit.
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fawn (up)on someone

Fig. to praise and flatter someone. Aunt Mabel fawned on the new baby till the poor child was rescued by her mother. I hate the way our aunts fawn on us at family gatherings.
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Fawns of older mothers are generally larger at fawning and also at weaning (Bienioschek et al.
This contrasts with the results of Birgersson & Ekvall (1997), who recorded greater masses at fawns at the beginning of the fawning period.
Since it was unknown how spectrally distinct the fawning habitat was, training sets were developed with the maximum number of distinct signatures.
For the 1990 image, characteristics of 14 known fawn bed sites obtained from radio telemetry (Canon 1993) were used to build a signature for the fawning habitat.
Working throughout the range of the whitetail, I'm surprised by the small amount of fawning cover on the average property.
Because I deployed VITs over similar but varying dates due to variation in capture dates and fawning dates, I calculated the relative time of deployment for each premature Expelled or No Contact message as p Deploy time = (Message datetime-Deploy datetime)/(TempDropStart --Deploy datetime).
Influence of fawning on the spatial behaviour and habitat selection of female fallow deer (Dama dama) during late pregnancy and early lactation.
Essentially, they'll keep the animals away from that forage, making them even weaker as they go into the spring fawning season.
2008: Anti-predator behaviour, space use and habitat selection in female roe deer during the fawning season in a wolf area.
Since the growing season's length affects fawning, it follows that the best time of the year for fawning also affects timing of the rut.
During this span, she'll return to the fawning area to feed her offspring three or four times over each 24-hour period.
But, many hunters don't realize there are two main periods for coyote consumption of deer: during fawning season and during hunting season.
What determines fawning success, and how does it play into our hunting prospects?
Thus, prior to the fawning season, the BBC's herd will be reduced to 800 deer and the QDC's herd will number 480 deer.