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English definition of “pan”

pan

noun uk   /pæn/ us  

pan noun (CONTAINER)

B1 [C] a metal container that is round and often has a long handle and a lid, used for cooking things on top of a cooker: Heat the milk in a small pan. This dishwasher even washes pots and pans (= different types of pan). C2 [C] mainly US a metal container used for cooking things inside the cooker

pan noun (TOILET)

[C] UK the bowl-shaped part of a toilet

pan noun (BETEL LEAF)

[U] → paan

pan

verb uk   /pæn/ (-nn-) us  

pan verb (MOVE SLOWLY)

[I] (of a film camera) to move slowly from one side to another or up and down: In the first scene, the camera pans slowly across the room.

pan verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] informal to criticize something severely: The critics panned the film version of the novel.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of pan noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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