fawn (up)on (one)

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fawn (up)on (one)

To flatter and fuss over one. Any time that famous singer comes here, people can't help themselves— they just start fawning upon her.
See also: fawn

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.
See also: fawn, on
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2006: Influence of fawning on the special behavior and habitat selection of female fallow deer (Dama dama) during late pregnancy and early lactation.--Journal of Zoology (London) 268: 97-107.