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1 pan /ˈpæn/ noun
plural pans
1 pan
/ˈpæn/
noun
plural pans
Learner's definition of PAN
[count]
: a usually shallow and open metal container that has a handle and that is used for cooking or baking
see also frying pan, saucepan
: a container that is like a cooking pan that is used for holding something see also bedpan, dustpan

down the pan

British, informal
used to describe something that is being wasted or lost
used to describe something that is getting much worse

flash in the pan

see 2flash
2 pan /ˈpæn/ verb
pans; panned; panning
2 pan
/ˈpæn/
verb
pans; panned; panning
Learner's definition of PAN
: to move (a movie, video, or television camera) across a scene or along with someone or something that is moving
[+ object]
[no object]
compare 3pan
3 pan /ˈpæn/ verb
pans; panned; panning
3 pan
/ˈpæn/
verb
pans; panned; panning
Learner's definition of PAN
[+ object] informal : to criticize (a book, movie, play, etc.) severely often used as (be) panned
: to wash pieces of earth or stones with water in a special kind of pan in order to find pieces of gold or other metals
[no object]
usually + for
[+ object]

pan out

[phrasal verb]
: to develop or happen
: to have the end or result that you want : to succeed or turn out well
compare 2pan
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