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verb [transitive] fancy pronunciation in British English /ˈfænsi/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefancying
past tensefancied
past participlefancied
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  1. 1
    British informal to want to have or do something

    What do you fancy for your lunch?

    I quite fancy the idea of lazing around.

    fancy doing something:

    Do you fancy going to the cinema?

  2. 2
    British informal to feel sexually attracted to someone

    I think Steve fancies you!

  3. 3
    British informal to believe that someone will be successful in doing something, especially winning a competition or fight
    fancy someone for something:

    I fancy Manchester United for the Cup this year.

    fancy your chances (for something):

    So, do you fancy your chances for tomorrow’s game?

    fancy someone to do something:

    Oxford are strongly fancied to win this year’s Boat Race.


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