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patch

patch

 
 
pronunciation:
paech
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small piece of material used to cover a hole or tear or to make a weak place stronger.
I have elbow patches on my jacket.
similar words:
covering, piece
definition 2: a small pad or other covering used to protect an injury.
He had to wear a patch after he scratched his eye.
similar words:
bandage, dressing, gauze, pad
definition 3: a fairly small piece of land on which a particular crop grows.
There was a vegetable patch behind the house.
synonyms:
plot
similar words:
bed, garden, lot, parcel, tract
definition 4: an area that is part of a larger area but is different from it in color or some other way.
There is a patch of skin on my arm that itches.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
area, expanse, place, section, stretch, zone
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: patched, patches, patching
definition 1: to repair or make stronger with one or more patches.
My mother patched the elbow of my torn sweater.
similar words:
cover, darn, fix, mend, reinforce, repair
definition 2: to put together or repair in a quick or careless way.
The children patched together a club house out of some old boards and crates.He patched the broken tennis racket with some tape.
synonyms:
improvise
similar words:
assemble, fix, piece, repair, slap, stitch, throw
derivations: patchable (adj.), patcher (n.)
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