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  ( fancies    plural & 3rd person present)   ( fancying    present participle)   ( fancied    past tense & past participle  )   (WANTING, LIKING, OR THINKING)  
1       verb   If you fancy    something, you want to have it or to do it.      
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL   What do you fancy doing, anyway?...      V -ing  
I just fancied a drink.      V n  
2       n-count   A fancy    is a liking or desire for someone or something, especially one that does not last long.      
usu with supp   (=whim)  
She did not suspect that his interest was just a passing fancy.     
3       verb   If you fancy    someone, you feel attracted to them, especially in a sexual way.      
INFORMAL   I think he thinks I fancy him or something.      V n  
4       verb   If you fancy   yourself as a particular kind of person or fancy yourself doing a particular thing, you like the idea of being that kind of person or doing that thing.      
So you fancy yourself as the boss someday?...      V pron-refl as n  
I didn't fancy myself wearing a kilt.      V pron-refl -ing  
5       verb   If you say that someone fanciesthemselves as a particular kind of person, you mean that they think, often wrongly, that they have the good qualities which that kind of person has.  
She fancies herself a bohemian...      V pron-refl n  
...a flighty young woman who really fancies herself.      V pron-refl  
6       verb   If you say that you fancy    a particular competitor or team in a competition, you think they will win.      
You have to fancy Bath because they are the most consistent team in England...      V n  
I fancy England to win through.      V n to-inf  
7       exclam   You say `fancy   ' or `fancy that' when you want to express surprise or disapproval.   ,   (feelings)    It was very tasteless. Fancy talking like that so soon after his death..., `Fancy that!' smiled Conti.     
8    If you take a fancy to someone or something, you start liking them, usually for no understandable reason.  
take a fancy to sb/sth      phrase   V inflects, PHR n/-ing  
Sylvia took quite a fancy to him...     
9    If something takes your fancy    or tickles your fancy   , you like it a lot when you see it or think of it.         
take/tickle sb's fancy      phrase   V inflects  
She makes most of her own clothes, copying any fashion which takes her fancy.     
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A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to contribute to the environmental protection by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods.
blend of 'free' and 'vegan'. Ex: I met a group of freegans, and I was blown away when they showed me how much food is wasted every day.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
having good taste
be in a good shape
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