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English definition of “pan out”

pan out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with pan   /pæn/ (-nn-) us  
to develop in a particular way or in a successful way: We'll have to see how things pan out. Their attempt to start a new business didn't pan out.Making progress and advancingBecoming betterSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of pan out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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