- 1to repair something, especially in a temporary way by adding a new piece of material or a patch Just to patch the boat up will cost £10 000.
- 2to treat somebody’s injuries, especially quickly or temporarily The doctor will soon patch you up.
- 3to try to stop arguing with somebody and be friends again They've managed to patch up their differences. Have you tried patching things up with her?
- 4to agree on something, especially after long discussions and even though the agreement is not exactly what everyone wants They managed to patch up a deal.