Fawned
Fawn Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon. [1913 Webster]

You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Thou with trembling fear, Or like a fawning parasite, obeyest. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fawned — fond …   American English homophones

  • fawned — fɔːn n. baby deer; soft light brown color v. lavish affection upon; flatter, act in a servile manner in order to gain favor adj. pale yellowish brown …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fond — fawned …   American English homophones

  • Fawn — Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing, frisking …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fawning — Fawn Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fawn — I UK [fɔːn] / US [fɔn] noun [countable] Word forms fawn : singular fawn plural fawns a young deer II UK [fɔːn] / US [fɔn] verb Word forms fawn : present tense I/you/we/they fawn he/she/it fawns present participle fawning past tense fawned past… …   English dictionary

  • fawn on — 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • fawn over — ˈfawn over ˈfawn on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fawn over he/she/it fawns over present participle fawning over past tense fawned over …   Useful english dictionary

  • fawn on — ˈfawn over ˈfawn on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fawn over he/she/it fawns over present participle fawning over past tens …   Useful english dictionary

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