Pan Pan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Panned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Panning}.] 1. (Mining) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and panning out, which is the last process of separating the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand. --Gen. W. T. Sherman. [1913 Webster]

2. To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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