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patch

patch

 
 
pronunciation:
paech
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small piece of material, esp. fabric, applied to a larger piece of the same or similar material to cover a hole or tear, or to strengthen a weakened place.
similar words:
covering, piece, reinforcement
definition 2: a small pad or other covering used to protect an injury, as to an eye.
similar words:
bandage, dressing, gauze, pad
definition 3: a fairly small piece of land, esp. one in which a particular crop grows.
a berry patch
synonyms:
plat, plot
similar words:
bed, garden, lot, parcel, tract
definition 4: an area that is part of a larger area but differs from it in color, texture, quality, or the like.
an inflamed patch of skin
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
area, expanse, place, section, stretch, zone
definition 5: a piece of cloth used in patchwork.
similar words:
fragment, piece, scrap, snippet
definition 6: a small piece of decorated cloth that serves as an emblem and is usu. sewn on a garment.
similar words:
badge, decoration, emblem, insignia
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: patched, patches, patching
definition 1: to repair or reinforce with one or more patches.
similar words:
cover, darn, fix, mend, recondition, reinforce, repair
definition 2: to assemble or repair in a hasty or improvised manner.
They patched together a makeshift contract.
synonyms:
improvise, jury-rig
similar words:
assemble, doctor, fix, jerry-build, piece, repair, slap, stitch, throw
definition 3: to settle or adjust for the better (usu. fol. by up).
They patched up their disagreement.
synonyms:
resolve, settle
similar words:
ameliorate, clear, mend, rectify, remedy, sew up, straighten
definition 4: to assemble (a patchwork quilt or the like) by putting together patches.
similar words:
assemble, piece, quilt, sew, stitch
derivations: patchable (adj.), patcher (n.)
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