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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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2) Intensive trapping just prior to and during the fawning season (March-June) may be costly and time-consuming, but it does have promise in increasing fawn survival rates, at least on a local scale.
Scent stations, scat surveys and other methods were used to monitor predator abundance, and it was determined the number of coyotes and bobcats decreased significantly during the fawning season following trapping (fawns are born later in that area than throughout most of the whitetails' range).
The fawning season of 2005 had higher retention of vaginal-implant transmitters.
And the most interesting form of ingratiation is one that will be familiar to Washington Monthly readers--who by definition are smart enough to see through the simpler forms of brown nosing and fawning praise--and must therefore play the Master Game, where flattery is coated in irony and cynicism.
Habitat used by pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) during fawning is important to fawn survival (Autenrieth 1982).
for her stomach-churning performance, acting like a sex-starved teeny-bopper on the Barbara Walters show (``20/20''), fawning and pawing her current stud-muffin, James Brolin, both of them nauseating everyone,'' writes Jery T.
Fawning dates differ across the South, but are critical to fawn survival.
Ideally, if we were managing for wildlife and not hay, we'd try to mow after fawning, the later in June, the better.
Portland, Oregon's Tu Fawning may be the most extraordinary sounding band you've never heard.
Rainfall during winter preceeding fawning season also was positively correlated with fawn:-female ratios in southern New Mexico, as well as in semidesert grasslands in Arizona, whereas effects of summer precipitation appeared to be comparatively negligible (Brown et al.
Length of the rut in fall determines the length of time for fawning in spring.
6-hectare enclosure until the end of the fawning season.
In years where they trapped coyotes and bobcats the months before fawning season, fawn survival increased significantly.
Therefore, the variation in rut length can be seen by comparing fawning periods.