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PAN OUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pan out mean? 

PAN OUT (verb)
  The verb PAN OUT has 2 senses:

1. be a success
2. wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals

  Familiarity information: PAN OUT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAN OUT (verb)


Sense 1pan out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a success

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The idea panned out

Hypernyms (to "pan out" is one way to...):

bring home the bacon; come through; deliver the goods; succeed; win (attain success or reach a desired goal)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2pan out [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pan off; pan; pan out

Hypernyms (to "pan out" is one way to...):

wash (separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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