UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'pan': /ˈpæn/; 'Pan': /'pæn/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/pæn/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'pan': (pan; Plant Biol. pän); 'Pan': (pan)

Inflections of 'pan' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [frying, baking, grilling, waffle, griddle] pan
  2. [steel, aluminum, Teflon, non-stick] pans
  3. add [vegetable, sunflower, sesame] oil to the pan
  4. add the [eggs, ingredients, meat, fish, vegetables] to the pan
  5. stir the [eggs] into the pan
  6. [shake, remove, empty, clean, wash] the pan
  7. reduce the pan to [medium, low] heat
  8. place the pan on the stove
  9. remove the pan to [cool, rest]
  10. feel like I was hit [in, over] the head with a frying pan
  11. (cooking) pots and pans
  12. a pan with a [cover, lid, handle]
  13. a [close-up, panoramic, wide, slow, crowd, camera] pan
  14. a pan [of, across] the [scene, action]
n as adj
  1. pan [lids, handles, covers]
  1. pan for gold
  2. pan the [camera, shot]
  3. pan to [credits, commercial]
  4. pan across the [stage, scene]
  5. pan and [tilt, zoom]
  6. pan to [the car, her]
  7. see how it all pans out
  8. if it pans out
  9. the camera panned [out, away] (from)
  10. the movie was panned (by critics)
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