From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe fond of (doing) somethingbe fond of (doing) somethingLIKE somebody OR somethingto like something, especially something you have liked for a long time I’m not overly fond of cooking. I’d grown fond of the place and it was difficult to leave. → fond
Examples from the Corpusgrown fond of• I'd grown fond of Burlington and it was difficult to leave.• He had grown fond of her in the last few days.• He had grown fond of this place, and now, soon, he was to leave it.be fond of doing somethingbe fond of doing somethingto do something often, especially something that annoys other people My grandfather was very fond of handing out advice to all my friends. → fond
Examples from the Corpusbe fond of doing something• "The only reason I make money is so I can give it away, " Quigley is fond of saying.• Sue's very fond of hiking and backpacking.• Dad was fond of whisky, but normally only drank on an evening when work was done.• First, he knew Lewie was fond of him, and Lewie was the boss.• He is fond of Machiavelli the rake, the prankster and the scoundrel.• He travelled extensively, was fond of music, and was a competent pianist.• Just why this is called a boil-off and just why auditors are fond of the term is obscure.• Kromko noted lawyers and their ilk are fond of worthless boiler-plate.• She was fond of, she liked, probably she loved, Wharton Horricker.