"fawns" in the noun sense
1. dun, greyish brown, grayish brown, fawn
a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
"she wore dun"
a young deer
"fawns" in the verb sense
1. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel
show submission or fear
2. fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"
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