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verb [transitive] fancy pronunciation in British English /ˈfænsi/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfancy
he/she/itfancies
present participlefancying
past tensefancied
past participlefancied
  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?
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  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.
  4. 4
    literary to believe or imagine that something is true
    He sometimes fancied that he heard strange sounds.

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