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
References in classic literature ?
What do I care for them all, and my fawning upon them! It is not that at all!
Western policy is ain fact governed by the principle of not ainfuriating the Arabs,a of appeasing and fawning upon them..."