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Noun
A person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing
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“Anyway, a fan waving a banner invaded the pitch in the last seconds of a Swiss-Portuguese match.”
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An apparatus with rotating blades that creates a current of air for cooling or ventilation
“Also a 120 mm fan will be a lot quieter then an 80 mm fan moving the same amount of air.”
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Blower of air
“He cools himself with an electric fan.”
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A person whose affection or favour has been won
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Big fan
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Completist
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A curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth
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Air duct
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A non-musician who is active in a particular musical scene
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A hand-held device designed to be waved back and forth in order to induce airflow for the purpose of cooling the user
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A person who visits a place often
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Usually refers to someone who gives money to a charity or another form of organization
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One who is present at a specific event
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One who, or that which, propels
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A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis
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One who watches a show or event
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A mechanical device or instrument, especially one used in warfare
Verb
To cool (someone or something) by waving an object to create a current of air
“I used my hand to fan my face, which felt ridiculously hot.”
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To cause (a belief or emotion) to become stronger or more widespread
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“They select those news reports that are consistent with their preferred thinking, especially those that fan national emotions.”
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Disperse or radiate from a central point to cover a wide area
“In targeted sampling, interviewers fan out into targeted areas to conduct interviews over the course of several days.”
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Diverge or spread from or as if from a central point
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To separate, sift, analyze, or test in this manner
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Blow away
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To emit or expel (air or gas)
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Take air into the lungs and then expel it, especially as a regular physiological process
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To lie or move along on a liquid surface or in the air
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(of a police officer or other official) To pass the hands over (someone) in a search for hidden weapons, drugs, or other items
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