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fancy

verb (IMAGINE)    /ˈfæn.si/
[I or T] to imagine or think that something is so: [+ (that)] UK I fancied (that) I saw something moving in the corner. He fancies himself as a bit of a singer. [+ to infinitive] Who do you fancy to win the Cup this year?UK old-fashioned This isn't the first time this has happened, I fancy.Imagining and conceiving fancy! C2 (also fancy that!) UK old-fashioned an expression of surprise: "They have eight children." "Fancy that!"Expressions of surprise
(Definition of fancy verb (IMAGINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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