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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fawned p. pr. & vb. n. Fawning.]  To court favor by low cringing, frisking, etc., as a dog; to flatter meanly; -- often followed by on or upon.
    You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds.   --Shak.
 Thou with trembling fear,
 Or like a fawning parasite, obeyest.   --Milton.
    Courtiers who fawn on a master while they betray him.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
            [syn: bootlicking, obsequious, sycophantic, toadyish]