Meaning of “fan” - Learner’s Dictionary

fan

verb [ T ] us uk /fæn/ present participle fanning, past tense and past participle fanned

to move the air around with a fan or something used like a fan, to make it feel cooler:

[ often reflexive ] The spectators sat in the bright sun, fanning themselves with newspapers.

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(Definition of “fan verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)