verb (used with object), fanned, fan·ning.
verb (used without object), fanned, fan·ning.
Words nearby fan
Idioms for fan
Origin of fan1
OTHER WORDS FROM fanfan·like, adjectivefan·ner, nounun·fanned, adjective
Examples from the Web for fanned
Mr. Rove, you make these claims purely as conjecture without any facts, fanned by the emotions of your partisanship.Karl Rove’s Awful, and Afactual, Remarks About Hillary Clinton’s Health|Sally Kohn|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some founded a synagogue in Recife, Brazil (now in ruins), then fanned out throughout the Caribbean.
Pictures of her weeping during the marriage ceremony, and an awkward-lloking kiss, fanned the flames of the fire.Princess Charlene of Monaco: I Was Not A Runaway Royal Bride|Tom Sykes|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We might never know how Mitchell fanned two icons of the game, or if she did it under false pretenses.The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig|Adam Doster|May 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The investigation, which involves local, state, and federal authorities, has fanned out from Las Vegas and Mexico.
She reclined in her chair, and fanned herself silently—for a while.The Black Robe|Wilkie Collins
He took off his hat and fanned himself thoughtfully as he walked.A Millionaire of Yesterday|E. Phillips Oppenheim
After which he walked out and fanned three batters in a row.Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager|Burt L. Standish
She had transformed Besss pillowed couch into a bed, and these hot nights she fanned her until she drowsed away herself.In Wild Rose Time|Amanda M. Douglas
I fanned him for hours together, and this seemed to cool the burning heat of his body, of which he repeatedly complained.
British Dictionary definitions for fanned (1 of 2)
- any device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or number of surfaces, esp a rotating device consisting of a number of blades attached to a central hub
- a machine that rotates such a device
- a kind of basket formerly used for winnowing grain
- a machine equipped with a fan for winnowing or cleaning grain
verb fans, fanning or fanned (mainly tr)
- to fire (an automatic gun) continuously by keeping the trigger depressed
- to fire (a nonautomatic gun) several times by repeatedly chopping back the hammer with the palm
Derived forms of fanfanlike, adjectivefanner, noun
Word Origin for fan
British Dictionary definitions for fanned (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fan
Idioms and Phrases with fanned
In addition to the idiom beginning with fan
- fan the flames
- shit will hit the fan