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verb [transitive]     fan pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefanning
past tensefanned
past participlefanned
  1. 1
    to move a flat object backward and forward in front of your face in order to make you feel less hot

    The audience fanned themselves with their programs.

  2. 2
    to make a fire burn more strongly by moving air onto it

    Strong winds fanned the fire, which soon spread.

  3. 3
    formal to make a feeling or belief stronger

    His excuses fanned her anger even further.

    fan the flames of something:

    a speech which fanned the flames of hatred

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the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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