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verb [transitive] fan pronunciation in British English /fæn/ 
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present tense
present participlefanning
past tensefanned
past participlefanned
  1. 2
    to make a fire burn more strongly by moving air onto it

    Strong winds fanned the fire, which soon spread.

  2. 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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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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