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

 

patch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pætʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they patch
BrE BrE//pætʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pætʃ//
 
he / she / it patches
BrE BrE//ˈpætʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpætʃɪz//
 
past simple patched
BrE BrE//pætʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pætʃt//
 
past participle patched
BrE BrE//pætʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pætʃt//
 
-ing form patching
BrE BrE//ˈpætʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpætʃɪŋ//
 
 
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patch something (with something) to cover a hole or a worn place, especially in clothes, with a piece of cloth or other material synonym mend patched jeans to patch a hole in the roof Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps from a variant of Old French pieche, dialect variant of piece ‘piece’.Extra examples Richard and Liz are trying to patch things up between them. Sarah’s managed to patch up her differences with her boss. He was wearing patched jeans. We need to patch that hole in the roof. Phrasal Verbspatch somebody throughpatch somethingtogetherpatch up somebody
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