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verb pan pronunciation in British English /pæn/
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present tense
present participlepanning
past tensepanned
past participlepanned
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a camera pans, or if you pan it, it moves sideways slowly to film something else or to follow something that is moving
  2. 2
    [transitive] informal to criticize someone or something very strongly
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to try to find small pieces of gold among stones by washing the stones in a pan

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