1 enjoys watching/listening to sb/sth very much
adoring, ardent, avid, big, dedicated, devoted, great, huge, keen (esp. BrE), loyal, number-one, real, true

I'm a big fan of Italian food.

one of the team's biggest fans

The singer says her dad is her number one fan.

lifelong, long-time
diehard, hard-core

Only diehard Tolkien fans will enjoy this book.

obsessive, rabid (humorous, esp. AmE)

a film that millions of rabid fans have waited years to see

The actress is asking the court to protect her from an obsessive fan.

casual (esp. AmE)
armchair (BrE)

For armchair fans back home, it was one of the highlights of the Olympics.

baseball, basketball, cricket, football, racing, rugby, soccer, sports, etc.
jazz, music, rock, etc.
film (esp. BrE), movie (esp. AmE)
home (esp. BrE)

The goal was greeted by jubilation from the home fans.

away (BrE), travelling (BrE), visiting (esp. BrE)
opposing, opposition (BrE), rival (esp. BrE)

There were clashes between opposing fans after the game.

be, become

I'm a big fan of her music.

delight, please, satisfy

The big band sound of Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra will delight fans.

disappoint, let down

Fans will not be disappointed.

flock, gather, turn out, turn up

Tennis fans flocked to Wimbledon.

More than 40 000 fans turned up for the 12-hour event.

pack sth, pack into sth

Over 120 000 fans packed into the stadium.

line up (esp. AmE), queue (BrE), queue up (BrE), wait
watch sth
applaud (sb/sth), boo (sb/sth), chant sth, cheer (sb/sth)

Over 25 000 fans applauded both teams off the field.

clamour/clamor (for sth)

Hundreds of fans clamoured/clamored to catch a glimpse of the star.

club, site, website
letter, mail

I have a piece of fan fiction on their website.


The show has an extensive and loyal fan base.

2 machine that creates a current of air
ceiling, overhead

a fan blowing cold air

belt, blade, heater (esp. BrE)
Fan is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fire, ↑flame

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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