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Definition of patch up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

patch up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    patch up somebody

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    patch up something

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    patch somebody up

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    patch something up

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  1. 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.
  2. 2to treat somebody’s injuries, especially quickly or temporarily The doctor will soon patch you up.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patch up