pan out definition

  • verb:
    • to separate your lives and recuperate (valuable nutrients) by swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in how of a conventional prospector looking for gold.
    • to ensure success; to continue relating to program; to result or wind up.
    • clean dirt in a pan to separate from precious nutrients
    • be a success
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To succeed.
  • others:
    • to show out (profitably or unprofitably); to happen; to develop.

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