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To make thorough, detailed arrangements and preparations for something in the future. A noun or pronoun can be used between "plan" and "out." Make sure this deal is planned out very carefully. Even the slightest mistake could cost us a huge amount of money. We've spent nearly two years planning our wedding out—at this point, I just want it to be over with!
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plan something out
to make thorough plans for something. Let us sit down and plan our strategy out. We sat down and planned out our strategy.
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To formulate a detailed scheme or plan for something: Every Monday we have a meeting to plan out the week. The suspects said the murder was an accident, but the police claimed they had planned it all out.
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