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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

GCIDE

  1. pan out(v. i.)

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

Wiktionary

  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.


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