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. Bill Clinton:

    It's true that too often past trade deals have been sold to the American people with rosy scenarios that didn't pan out.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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