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pat1

pat1

 
pronunciation:
paet
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
pat on the back
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pats, patted, patting
definition 1: to strike or tap softly with something flat, such as the open palm or fingers.
He patted the clay to make it flat.
synonyms:
tap
similar words:
cake, caress, chuck, clap, dab, fondle, pet, stroke, touch
definition 2: to tap gently with the hand to show feelings of warmth or affection.
I patted the dog's head.
similar words:
chuck, tap
phrase: pat on the back
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a light tap or stroke with the open hand or a flat object.
He gave the sand castle one last pat.
synonyms:
tap
similar words:
caress, chuck, chunk, clap, dab, daub, rap, slap, smear, spank, stroke
definition 2: a small flat piece of some substance.
I need a pat of butter for my toast.
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