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"fan" in British English

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fannoun [C]

uk   /fæn/ us   /fæn/
  • fan noun [C] (PERSON)

A2 someone who admires and supports a person, sport, sports team, etc.: More than 15,000 Liverpool fans attended Saturday's game. He's a great fan of country music. I'm pleased to meet you - I'm a big fan of your work.

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fanverb [T]

uk   /fæn/ us   /fæn/ -nn-
(Definition of fan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fan" in American English

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fannoun [C]

us   /fæn/
  • fan noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device to provide a flow of air, either an object that you wave in front of you or a device with blades that are turned by a motor: a window fan
  • fan noun [C] (ADMIRER)

a person who is very much interested in and spends a lot of time watching or reading about esp. an entertainer or sports team: a baseball fan

fanverb [T]

us   /fæn/ -nn-
to wave a fan, or something that acts as a fan, in front of your face: It was very hot in the car, so I fanned myself with the road map.
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(Definition of fan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“fan” in American English

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May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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