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pan

pan

 
 
pronunciation:
paen
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an open, shallow metal container for cooking or baking.
The cook used the large frying pan to cook the eggs.
 
definition 2: any object that looks like or acts like such a container.
The mechanic took the oil pan off the car.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: panned, panning, pans
definition 1: (informal) to be critical of.
All the newspapers in town panned the play.
definition 2: to wash gravel or sand in a pan to remove gold or other precious metals.
They panned for gold in the mountain stream.
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