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fancy

noun
 
 
/ˈfænsi/
take a fancy to sb/sth to start to like someone or something a lot: Marina had taken a fancy to her.Liking
take sb's fancy If something or someone takes your fancy, you find them interesting or attractive: We can go anywhere that takes your fancy.Liking
Translations of “fancy”
in Spanish capricho, antojo, fantasía…
in French envie, imagination, impression…
in German die Vorliebe, die Phantasie, die Vorstellung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 你喜欢的事物/人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 你喜歡的事物/人…
(Definition of fancy noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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