take a fancy to

Definition of take a fancy to

  1. :  to form a liking for She took a fancy to the stray dog.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

fancyplay
  1. :  to have a fancy (see 2fancy 1) for :  like

    :  to form a conception of :  imagine

    :  to believe mistakenly or without evidence

  1. :  a liking formed by caprice rather than reason :  inclination

    :  amorous fondness :  love

    :  notion, whim

  1. :  dependent or based on fancy :  whimsical

    :  not plain :  ornamental

    :  swank, posh


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