Definition of patchily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpætʃəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpætʃəli//
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  1. 1in a way that exists or happens in some places and not others synonym unevenly (1) a species of flower that occurs patchily on this island
  2. 2(North American English also spottily) in a way that is not complete; in a way that is good in some parts, but not in others synonym unevenly (2) Gerrard had been playing patchily for months.