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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Utensils, Industry
ldoce_246_fpanpan1 /pæn/ ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 saucepan.jpg for cookingDFU a round metal container that you use for cooking, usually with one long handle and a lid syn saucepan 🔊 a frying pan 🔊 pots and pans 🔊 Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water.2 for baking cakes etc American EnglishDFU a metal container for baking things in syn tin British English 🔊 a cake pan3 open container American EnglishTIHCM a wide, usually round, open container with low sides, used for holding liquids4 toilet British EnglishDHH the bowl of a toilet5 → go down the pan → warming pan, → a flash in the pan at flash2(5)
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pan• Place cups in large baking pan.• Cover pan and simmer slowly until rabbit is tender, about 20 minutes.• It is pan of the history we are building for this program and this group of kids.• an oil pan• In same pan, lightly brown shallots, garlic, and onions in oil remaining in pan.• Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and keep warm.• They drank coffee and ceremoniously tipped the contents of the pan into a large casserole which went into a side oven.• Cook for about 2 minutes, shaking the pan until the yams are lightly browned. 3.• Return the mince to the pan.
Related topics: Arts, Media
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
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pan• The 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 for• Henkins moved to the Sierras to pan for gold.
Related topics: Geography
pan-pan-, Pan- /pæn/ prefix 🔊 🔊 SGEVERYONEincluding all people 🔊 pan-African unity
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pan-• the Pan-American highway• Pan-Arabism
PanPan 🔊 🔊 in Greek mythology, the god of fields, forests, and shepherds. Pan is usually shown in pictures as a man with a goat’s horns, ears and legs, playing the panpipes. He is also known for his strong sexual desire.
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Verb table
pan
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypan
he, she, itpans
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypanned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave panned
he, she, ithas panned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad panned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pan
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have panned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam panning
he, she, itis panning
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you, we, theyare panning
Past
I, he, she, itwas panning
you, we, theywere panning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been panning
he, she, ithas been panning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been panning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be panning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been panning
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