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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. especially spread in a fan shape

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ever since the general election, when Sarah Palin fanned the flames of hatred, the fire has grown and it is surrounding a powder keg of chaos.

    GA congressman describes hate mail, Nazi graffiti after protests

  • Jesse Crain fanned two of the three batters he faced to pick up his sixth save of the season for the Rock Cats, who snapped their five-game losing streak.

    USATODAY.com

  • It was evident that the name fanned some faint memory which flickered up for a moment and then went out.

    The Dark House

  • There was an ember of anger burning in her chest under the ashes of grief, and each word fanned it up hotter.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • Just to get everyone up to speed on the history of the now famous case, here is the abridged version of their tale: In 1958, Virginia residents Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving yes, that was his real name fanned the fire by getting married in the District of Columbia and then returned to live ever after in their home state.

    Buzzine » Love and Legislation

  • They've provided various kinds of sort of political infrastructure that has made the movement possible, kind of fanned the insurrection in various ways.

    The Brothers Koch: Rich, Political And Playing To Win

  • They kind of fanned out so they can spread their participation, and just volunteer projects.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2009

  • So at that point I kind of fanned off to the left a little bit where I did take shots at the suspect.

    CNN Transcript Feb 14, 2007

  • Where the suspect was, neither one of us could really see him, so at that point I kind of fanned off to the left a little bit, where I did take shots at the suspect.

    CNN Transcript Feb 14, 2007

  • CHANCE: One of the features of this controversy, perhaps, has been the amount of misinformation put out there that has kind of fanned the flames of anger amongst many of those crowds we saw across the Middle East, across the Islamic world.

    CNN Transcript Feb 8, 2006

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