"fans" in the noun sense
a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
2. sports fan, fan, rooter
an enthusiastic devotee of sports
3. fan, buff, devotee, lover
an ardent follower and admirer
"fans" in the verb sense
strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
make (an emotion) fiercer
agitate the air
4. winnow, fan
blow away or off with a current of air
"The speaker ceased to be an amusing little gnat to be fanned away and was kicked off the forum"
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