take a fancy to

Definition of take a fancy to

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

  2. : to form a conception of : imagine

  3. : to believe mistakenly or without evidence

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

  2. : amorous fondness : love

  3. : notion, whim

  1. : dependent or based on fancy : whimsical

  2. : not plain : ornamental

  3. : swank, posh


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