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fancy  

[1]     ( 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 fancyyourself 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.  
  (BRIT)  
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.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
adv.
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.
n.
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"
adj.
having good taste
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
he is a very good seller
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
exp.
something that you say which means you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials

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