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English verb: fan out

1. fan out (motion) move outward

SamplesThe soldiers fanned out.

Synonymsdiffuse, spread, spread out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distribute, spread

Narrower (hyponym)bleed, creep, mantle, percolate, run

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