Phrasal Verbs

pan out

This page is about the phrasal verb pan out

INFORMAL

Meaning

If you see how a situation pans out, you see how it develops over time.

Synonym

turn out, work out

For example

  • pan out Instead of quitting, why don't you stay in the job for another few months and see how things pan out?

  • pan out We're not sure what effect the new law will have yet. We'll just have to wait and see how things pan out.

Quick Quiz

If you're going to see how things pan out, you're going to

a. watch someone cook some food

b. wait and see what happens

c. see how a movie is filmed

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