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pan

noun [C]  us   /pæn/

pan noun [C] (CONTAINER)

any of various types of metal containers, usually not deep, used for cooking food: a frying pan Louise moved around some pots and pans on the stove.

pan

verb  us   /pæn/ (-nn-)

pan verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] infml to severely criticize something: Critics panned the concert.

pan verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[I] (of a movie camera) to move gradually in one direction: Opening scenes panned the crowded, cluttered street.
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