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pat2

pat2

 
pronunciation:
paet
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
have (something) down pat, stand pat
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: learned or mastered exactly or in every detail.
After three weeks of practice, her clown routine was pat.
definition 2: glib, or falsely certain.
He has a pat answer for every problem.
definition 3: of a hand in poker, perfectly satisfactory; requiring no different cards.
phrase: have (something) down pat
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: perfectly; exactly.
She knows her speech pat.
phrase: stand pat