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- v. to spread out into the shape of a fan
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- v. move outward
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With a titanicwhoosh, the foul stinking body of mud oozed over the lowering dam and began to fan out slowly into the round chamber.
"Using this shop as a nexus, we'll fan out and sweep as much of the community as we can; asking questions, offering rewards locally, and striving to sense Barriss" presence.
"I hope you're right about this," Chuck Westerkamp said, watching two of his officers fan out along the wash in front of us.
The next day, loaded with a big basket of bread, Nicci was let out of the carnage, along with a gaggle of other people from the fellowship, to fan out and distribute bread to the needy.
She directed her group to fan out to positions with clear sight lines toward the hoverjeep, while Qual and Sushi carefully made their way forward.
They reached a stairway, and raced up it, Long Arm and Pig ahead to fan out on each level and cover their flanks, and the third of the three choppers (Hugh heard him called Squatty) covering the rear.
Field recruiters fan out into areas that feed the theater where the screening will occur and intercept individuals on the street, where they administer a short questionnaire, called a screener, that establishes the potential invitee’s age, gender and, very importantly, their moviegoing behavior.
Glaciers sometimes flow off a landmass and fan out over water.