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pan in Arts topic

panpan2 verb (panned, panning)  1 criticize [transitive] informalATC to strongly criticize a film, play etc in a newspaper or on television or radio The movie was panned by the critics.see thesaurus at criticize2 camera a) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]AM if a film or television camera pans in a particular direction, it moves in that direction and follows the thing that is being filmed The camera panned slowly across the crowd. b) [intransitive, transitive]AM to move a camera in this way3 gold [intransitive, transitive] to wash soil in a metal container in order to separate gold from other substancespan for panning for gold in Alaska pan out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
panThe camera panned back as he prepared to play.The camera panned back to the cat sitting in the corner.The movie was panned by all the critics.Moving the mouse near the edge of the screen makes it pan in that direction.Barnes panned the show in Thursday's "Times."He panned towards a piano, saw her saunter over to it.pan forHenkins moved to the Sierras to pan for gold.