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Language: Old English
Origin: fagnian 'to show great happiness', from fægen; FAIN

fawn

3 verb
     
fawn3 [intransitive]
to praise someone and be friendly to them in an insincere way, because you want them to like you or give you something
fawn on/over
I refused to fawn over her or flatter her.
fawning adjective

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