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hero worship

n.
Intense or excessive admiration for someone regarded as a hero.

he′ro-wor′ship v.
he′ro-wor′ship·er n.
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hero-worship


Past participle: hero-worshipped
Gerund: hero-worshipping

Imperative
hero-worship
hero-worship
Present
I hero-worship
you hero-worship
he/she/it hero-worships
we hero-worship
you hero-worship
they hero-worship
Preterite
I hero-worshipped
you hero-worshipped
he/she/it hero-worshipped
we hero-worshipped
you hero-worshipped
they hero-worshipped
Present Continuous
I am hero-worshipping
you are hero-worshipping
he/she/it is hero-worshipping
we are hero-worshipping
you are hero-worshipping
they are hero-worshipping
Present Perfect
I have hero-worshipped
you have hero-worshipped
he/she/it has hero-worshipped
we have hero-worshipped
you have hero-worshipped
they have hero-worshipped
Past Continuous
I was hero-worshipping
you were hero-worshipping
he/she/it was hero-worshipping
we were hero-worshipping
you were hero-worshipping
they were hero-worshipping
Past Perfect
I had hero-worshipped
you had hero-worshipped
he/she/it had hero-worshipped
we had hero-worshipped
you had hero-worshipped
they had hero-worshipped
Future
I will hero-worship
you will hero-worship
he/she/it will hero-worship
we will hero-worship
you will hero-worship
they will hero-worship
Future Perfect
I will have hero-worshipped
you will have hero-worshipped
he/she/it will have hero-worshipped
we will have hero-worshipped
you will have hero-worshipped
they will have hero-worshipped
Future Continuous
I will be hero-worshipping
you will be hero-worshipping
he/she/it will be hero-worshipping
we will be hero-worshipping
you will be hero-worshipping
they will be hero-worshipping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hero-worshipping
you have been hero-worshipping
he/she/it has been hero-worshipping
we have been hero-worshipping
you have been hero-worshipping
they have been hero-worshipping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hero-worshipping
you will have been hero-worshipping
he/she/it will have been hero-worshipping
we will have been hero-worshipping
you will have been hero-worshipping
they will have been hero-worshipping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hero-worshipping
you had been hero-worshipping
he/she/it had been hero-worshipping
we had been hero-worshipping
you had been hero-worshipping
they had been hero-worshipping
Conditional
I would hero-worship
you would hero-worship
he/she/it would hero-worship
we would hero-worship
you would hero-worship
they would hero-worship
Past Conditional
I would have hero-worshipped
you would have hero-worshipped
he/she/it would have hero-worshipped
we would have hero-worshipped
you would have hero-worshipped
they would have hero-worshipped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hero-worship - love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
adore - love intensely; "he just adored his wife"
drool over, slobber over - envy without restraint
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hero-worship

noun admiration, idolization, adulation, adoration, veneration, idealization, putting on a pedestal Their singer inspires old-fashioned hero-worship.
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Translations

hero-worship

vtanbeten, verehren; popstar etcschwärmen für
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hero

(ˈhiərəu) plural ˈheroes: feminine heroine (ˈherouin) noun
1. a man or boy admired (by many people) for his brave deeds. The boy was regarded as a hero for saving his friend's life.
2. the chief male person in a story, play etc. The hero of this book is a young American boy called Tom Sawyer.
heroic (hiˈrəuik) adjective
1. very brave. heroic deeds.
2. of heroes. heroic tales.
heˈroically adverb
heroism (ˈherəuizm) noun
great bravery. The policeman was given a medal in recognition of his heroism.
ˈhero-worship noun
very great, sometimes too great, admiration for a person.
verb
to show such admiration for (someone). The boy hero-worshipped the footballer.

the heroine (not heroin) of the story.
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The Macari Centre in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, is now the focus of a man still hero-worshipped by Manchester United and Celtic fans for his goalscoring deeds.
Back at his boyhood club and where he was hero-worshipped as a player.
Warped Thomas Wyllie and Alex Bolland "hero-worshipped" Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, who killed 13 in Colorado in 1999 before taking their own lives.
Paul Greaney QC, prosecuting, told a jury that the boys hero-worshipped Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - the teenagers who killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High, in Colorado, before shooting themselves.
The man they called the blond bombshell was hero-worshipped by Jambos fans.
I have hero-worshipped Sir Henry Cecil and his horses since day one in 1969 (Brough Scott was kind enough to write an article about my interest, Racing Post, March 24, 2011).
London, Dec.16 (ANI): As a young lad in Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, the future Manchester United striker hero-worshipped Welsh midfielder Gary Speed that he named his pet rabbit Speedo after the Toffees' star player.