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Synonyms for fan

Synonyms for fan

to move or arrange so as to cover a larger area

one who ardently admires

a person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

Synonyms for fan

a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

an enthusiastic devotee of sports

strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)

make (an emotion) fiercer

agitate the air

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separate the chaff from by using air currents

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Blushing, panting, struggling, chiding, laughing, her warm breath fanning each of their faces by turns, she strove to disengage herself, yet still remained in their triple embrace.
Let what would happen, this was a source of joy, inasmuch as we all knew that we could only vegetate while we continued where we then were, and that too without experiencing the delights of our former position, with good roots in the earth, a genial sun shedding its warmth upon our bosom, and balmy airs fanning our cheeks.
Some one had said there were to be cloaks and other nice clothes for prizes, and she approached the marquee, fanning herself with her handkerchief, but with exultation sparkling in her round eyes.
These lively young ladies were at the same time wonderfully polite and humane; fanning aside the insects that occasionally lighted on our brows; presenting us with food; and compassionately regarding me in the midst of my afflictions.
At last they stop, panting and fanning themselves, somewhere in the ninth century, under Charlemagne.
Fanning tries a bee's temper, because she must always keep in the same place where she never seems to be doing any good, and, all the while, she is wearing out her only wings.
He begged in the dawn, set blankets for the lama's meditation, held the weary head on his lap through the noonday heats, fanning away the flies till his wrists ached, begged again in the evenings, and rubbed the lama's feet, who rewarded him with promise of Freedom - today, tomorrow, or, at furthest, the next day.