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pan

pan

 
 
pronunciation:
paen
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an open, shallow container, usu. made of metal, designed for cooking, baking, or other household uses.
 
definition 2: any vessel that resembles such a container, in an industrial process or as part of a mechanical device.
definition 3: a depression in the earth, either natural or man-made.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: panned, panning, pans
definition 1: to wash (gravel, sand, or the like) in a pan to remove gold or other precious metals.
definition 2: (informal) to criticize, as in a review.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to wash gravel, sand, or the like in a pan to remove gold or other precious metals.
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