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    pan - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pan

    (noun) cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    Synonyms : cooking pan
    (noun) (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
    Synonyms : goat god
    (noun) shallow container made of metal Definition
    (noun) chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
    Synonyms : genus pan
    (verb) make a sweeping movement
    Example Sentence
    • The camera panned across the room
    (verb) wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    Synonyms : pan off , pan out
    (verb) express a totally negative opinion of
    Synonyms : tear apart , trash
    Example Sentence
    • The critics panned the performance
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pan

the way people eat "pan"(hindi) and spit everywhere deserves harsh criticism..

think of the paan(hindi)..anyone who eats PAN excessively is subject to HARSH CRITICISM.

PAN means the opposite of PANEGYRIC(praise)

The performance of the band was so bad, we threw the PAN at them, even the kitchen sink!!

PAN's Labyrinth was so popular that no movie critic dared to PAN about it.

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PAN sounding similar to BAN.. Which is a way of critisizing harshly

Pan ,it is obvious that when you eat pan and spit in the road you will be harshly critized

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