What does pan out mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pan out(verb)

    be a success

    "The idea panned out"

  2. pan, pan out, pan off(verb)

    wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals


  1. pan out(v. i.)

    v. i. To succeed; as, the project didn't pan out.


  1. pan out(Verb)

    To separate and recover (valuable minerals) by swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.

  2. pan out(Verb)

    To succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pan out in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pan out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Toshiba CEO Masashi Muromachi:

    If that doesn't pan out, a sale to a foreign manufacturer is also an option.

  2. Katsutoshi Kawano:

    But our position on this is that we consider this as a potential future issue to be considered depending on how things pan out.

  3. James Eagan Holmes:

    Neuroscience seemed like the way to go but it didn't pan out. In order to rehabilitate the broken mind, my soul must be eviscerated. I could not sacrifice my soul to have a 'normal' mind.

  4. Manoj Pradhan:

    What is unknown is whether the economic situation will pan out as we see it, we've had a few surprises recently, but the trajectory of monetary policy and growth is leading in that direction.

  5. Craig Brimhall:

    For people who have the risk tolerance, investing that money rather than paying off the mortgage is fine, but think about what would happen if the investments don’t pan out and you still have to pay your mortgage.

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