pan out

verb

Definition of pan out

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  turn out; especially :  succeed the signs revealed that the experiment wasn't panning out — Ronald Reagan

Examples of pan out in a sentence

  1. the eagerly anticipated kayaking trip never panned out

  2. the investment scheme didn't quite pan out

Origin and Etymology of pan out

2pan


First Known Use: 1868



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