fun

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noun
ADJECTIVE
enormous, excellent (BrE), good, great, terrific, tremendous
pure, sheer
clean, good clean, harmless, innocent, plain (esp. AmE)

The boys' game started as harmless fun but ended in tragedy.

It was just plain fun.

family
VERB + FUN
be, become, get
look, seem, sound
have

We had a lot of fun at Mick's party.

He decided to have a little fun at his friend's expense.

ruin, spoil

We won't let the rain spoil our fun.

want
find
FUN + NOUN
day

She organized an annual fun day for local children.

PREPOSITION
for fun

I write for fun, not because I expect to make money.

in fun

I only said it in fun—don't take it seriously!

fun for

a game that's fun for kids

PHRASES
be no fun

It's no fun getting up at 4 a.m. on a cold, rainy morning.

a bit of fun

I was only having a bit of fun.

full of fun

This movie is full of fun.

fun and games

School isn't all fun and games.

just for fun, just for the fun of it

They took up motor racing just for the fun of it.

miss the fun

You're missing all the fun!

the real fun

That's when the real fun started!

a sense of fun

You have to have a sense of fun to be a good teacher.

suck (all) the fun out of sth (AmE), take the fun away from sth, take the fun out of sth

Must you take all the fun out of everything?

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adj.
Fun is used with these nouns: ↑day, ↑diversion, ↑evening, ↑fair, ↑fur, ↑game, ↑hobby, ↑movie, ↑night, ↑part, ↑read, ↑ride, ↑run, ↑time

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  • fun — [ fɶn ] n. m. • 1974; mot angl. « amusement » ♦ Anglic. Joie délirante et exubérante. Adjt Ils sont fun. ♢ Région. (Québec) FUN [ fɔn ] ou FONNE : amusement. C est le fun ! Avoir du fun, du plaisir, de l agrément. « Si t es pas venu ici pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fun — Fun, Fun, Fun Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Fun, Fun, Fun» Sencillo de The Beach Boys del álbum Shut Down Volume 2 Lado B « Why Do Fools Fall In Love » Publicación 3 de febrero d …   Wikipedia Español

  • fun — /fun/, n., v., funned, funning, adj. n. 1. something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun. 2. enjoyment or playfulness: She s full of fun. 3. for or in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully: His insults were only in fun. 4.… …   Universalium

  • fun — fun, jest, sport, game, play are comparable when they denote something (as an activity, an utterance, or a form of expression) that provides diversion or amusement or is intended to arouse laughter. Fun implies amusement or an engagement in what… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fun — [fun] n. [< ME fonne, a fool, foolish, or fonnen, to be foolish < ?] 1. a) lively, joyous play or playfulness; amusement, sport, recreation, etc. b) enjoyment or pleasure 2. a source or cause of amusement or merriment, as an amusing person… …   English World dictionary

  • Fun — 〈[fʌ̣n] m.; ; unz.; salopp〉 Spaß ● Fun haben Spaß haben, sich amüsieren, sich sorglos vergnügen [engl., „Spaß“] * * * Fun [fan ], der; s [engl. fun]: Spaß, den jmd. bei bestimmten Tätigkeiten hat: F. haben. * * * FUN   [Abk. für Free Universal …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fun — first recorded in 1700 and stigmatized by Dr Johnson as a ‘low cant word’ (i.e. ephemeral jargon), has long hovered on the brink of adjectival status (It was really fun) and more recently has taken a step further in informal attributive uses such …   Modern English usage

  • Fun — steht für: Spaß (Amerikanismus), oft in Verbindung mit Sportarten, Musikrichtungen etc.: z. B. Fun Punk Fun (Gewichtseinheit), eine Gewichts und Geldeinheit im alten japanischen Maßsystem Shakkanhō FUN steht für: Flughafen Funafuti in Tuvalu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fun — Fun, n. [Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. fonn pleasure.] Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement. Oddity, frolic, and fun. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] {To make fun of}, to hold up to, or turn into, ridicule. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fun it — «Fun it» Canción de Queen Álbum Jazz (album) Publicación 1978 Grabación …   Wikipedia Español

  • fun — ► NOUN 1) light hearted pleasure or amusement. 2) a source of this. 3) playfulness or good humour. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ enjoyable. ● make fun of Cf. ↑make fun of …   English terms dictionary


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