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fan out

phrasal verb with fan
 
 
/fæn/ verb [T] ( present participle fanning, past tense and past participle fanned)
If a group of people fan out, they move out in different directions from a single point.Spreading and scattering
Translations of “fan out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 成扇形散開…
in Russian расходиться в разные стороны…
in Turkish bir noktadan değişik yönlere dağılmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成扇形散开…
in Polish rozchodzić się…
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