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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.
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fawn (all) over (one)

To flatter and fuss over one. Any time that famous singer comes here, people can't help themselves— they just start fawning all over her.
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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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While Hollywood has long treated England kindly--sometimes even fawningly so--Gibson has taken off the cinematic gloves in two spectacular movies.
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[Er] wollte fur sich die Grenze zwischen Oder und Neisse nicht anerkennen." Nevertheless, as Mayer rightly insists, Becher had no qualms about writing lines so fawningly abject as "Dank euch, ihr Sowjetsoldaten."
She fawningly begged Leno for tips on how to succeed as a host "because you are so cool".
The third step is for Senators to pose rhetorical questions to the candidate at public hearings, in either fawningly approving or snidely cynical ways, in an attempt to support or embarrass the candidate in that forum.
He asks can I work late and in spite of myself I fawningly say sure.
Fawningly gathered around a psychopathic mister would be a band of sniggering no marks, bum kissers and hangers on.
And while Teddy Roosevelt, whom we fawningly adopted following his sabbatical here, comes close, for most North Dakotans no farmer-father outshines Art Link.
Whichever ill-equipped, untested or over-the-hill candidate gets to become President our Government will fawningly follow wherever he leads.
His potted biography says fawningly: "What a stunning year for RD.