* Yet despite all the fawning by the press (including me), O.L.E.D. is still years away from catching up to plasma or LCD. Corning's Pete Bocko guessed that decently sized (32-inch), reasonably priced O.L.E.D. TV screens won't reach the market until 2012 at the earliest; they're just too difficult to mass-produce at this point.
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President Obama continues life in the H.O.V. lane, fawned over by the press and the crowned heads of Europe. In between apologies, the president should have reminded those pompous blowhards that without our interference, they would all be speaking German.
intr.v., fawned, fawn·ing, fawns.
- To exhibit affection or attempt to please, as a dog does by wagging its tail, whining, or cringing.
- To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior.
[Middle English faunen, from Old English fagnian, to rejoice, from fagen, fægen, glad.]fawner fawn'er n.
fawningly fawn'ing·ly adv.
SYNONYMS fawn, apple-polish, bootlick, kowtow, slaver, toady, truckle. These verbs mean to curry favor by behaving obsequiously and submissively: fawned on her superior; students apple-polishing the teacher; bootlicked to get a promotion; lawyers kowtowing to a judge; slavered over his rich uncle; toadying to members of the club; nobles truckling to the king.
- A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
- A bedstead.
- A mattress.
- A place where one may sleep; lodging: found bed and board at an inn.
- Accommodations for a single person at a hospital or institution: a maternity ward with 30 beds.
- A time at which one goes to sleep: drank milk before bed.
- A place for lovemaking.
- A marital relationship with its rights and intimacies.
- A small plot of cultivated or planted land: a flower bed.
- An underwater or intertidal area in which a particular organism is established in large numbers: a clam bed; an oyster bed.
- The bottom of a body of water, such as a stream.
- A supporting, underlying, or securing part, especially:
- A layer of food surmounted by another kind of food: tomatoes on a bed of lettuce.
- A foundation of crushed rock or a similar substance for a road or railroad; a roadbed.
- A layer of mortar upon which stones or bricks are laid.
- Printing. The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
- The part of a truck, trailer, or freight car designed to carry loads.
- A rock mass of large horizontal extent bounded, especially above, by physically different material.
- A deposit, as of ore, parallel to local stratification.
- A heap of material: a bed of wood chips.
v., bed·ded, bed·ding, beds. v.tr.
- To furnish with a bed or sleeping quarters: We bedded our guests down in the study.
- To put or send to bed.
- To have sexual relations with.
- To plant in a prepared plot of soil.
- To lay flat or arrange in layers.
- To embed.
- To establish; base.
- To go to bed.
- Geology. To form layers or strata.
get into bed with
- Slang. To become closely involved with another person or group, as in an intrigue: “The Israelis were experienced at this kind of [covert] … work, but it was essential that the administration not get into bed with them on this” (Bob Woodward).
- To have sexual relations with.
[Middle English, from Old English.]
to praise someone too much and give them a lot of attention which is not sincere in order to get a positive reaction:
I hate waiters who fawn over you.
a fawning young man
kiss assAlso, kiss up to. Seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery, as in I am not going to kiss as(sic) to get the raise I deserve, or If I could find a good way to kiss up to the publisher, my book would be well promoted.
The first, a vulgar slangy usage, was first recorded in 1705 as kiss arse, which is still the British usage. The variant, a euphemistic blend of kiss ass and suck up to, dates from the late 1900s.