fanned fanned  /ˈfænd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  2. (n) an enthusiastic devotee of sports
  3. (n) an ardent follower and admirer
  4. (v) strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
  5. (v) make (an emotion) fiercer
  6. (v) agitate the air
  7. (v) separate the chaff from by using air currents
  8. (adj) especially spread in a fan shape

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It's also huge: government researchers fanned out across the nation in 2002, surveying 12,571 Americans ages 15 to 44.
  2. They fanned out across the four floors and herded everybody--staff and visitors--into a single room.
  3. As the patrol inched toward a helicopter pickup point, the Marines fanned out in a protective arc.

News

  1. Turkish PM supporters turn out in force at rally

    SINCAN, Turkey (AP) — Tens of thousands of backers of the Turkish prime minister were rallying Saturday, a powerful show of support for the government as it faces off with protesters in a two-week stand-off that has fanned nationwide demonstrations.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Volunteers help celebrate Flag Day

    Veterans and their advocates fanned out across Monroe County on Friday to raise money for the Veterans Outreach Center.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

  3. Author to women: 'Stop fixing men, start renovating properties'

    Veterans and their advocates fanned out across Monroe County on Friday to raise money for the Veterans Outreach Center. - 3:53 am
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Quotes

  1. President Barack Obama said in a speech July 1 that the Arizona measure has "fanned the flames of an already contentious debate."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "It wasn't a particularly good third shot. It doesn't look like there's much green out there where that pin is," Donald said. "I just fanned it a little bit and really wasn't a very makeable chip. Hit it right on-line. I just came up a few...
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Luke Donald Source: AFP

  3. Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Health Secretary, said: "It's now widely recognised that excessive alcohol consumption across society, fanned by rock-bottom pricing, is one of the biggest threats to Scottish public health."
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: Times Online

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