fawn over

phrasal verb fawn over or fawn on [transitive]
Word forms "fawn over":
present tense I/you/we/they fawn over he/she/it fawns over present participle fawning over past tense fawned over past participle fawned over showing disapproval
fawn over/on someone to be extremely nice to someone more important than you because you want them to like you or give you something

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