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"pan" in British English

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pannoun

uk   /pæn/ us   /pæn/
  • 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).
[C] US UK tin a metal container without a lid used for cooking food in the oven: Put both cake pans in the oven for half an hour.

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panverb

uk   /pæn/ us   /pæn/ -nn-

pan-prefix

uk   /pæn-/ us   /pæn-/
(Definition of pan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pannoun [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.

panverb

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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(Definition of pan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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