English version

fan out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfan out phrasal verb1 SPREADif a group of people fan out, they walk forwards while spreading over a wide area2 SPREAD fan something ↔ out to spread out a group of things that you are holding so that they make a half-circle Fan the cards out, then pick one.3 if something such as hair or clothing fans out, it spreads out in many directions fan→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fan outThe men were told to fan out and begin the search.Scores of FBI agents fanned out on Monday to interview potential witnesses.
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Verb table
fan
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfan
he, she, itfans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfanned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fanned
he, she, ithas fanned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fanned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fan
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fanned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fanning
he, she, itis fanning
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you, we, theyare fanning
Past
I, he, she, itwas fanning
you, we, theywere fanning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fanning
he, she, ithas been fanning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fanning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fanning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fanning
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