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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]