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patverb [T]

uk   us   /pæt/ (-tt-)
C2 to touch someone or something gently and usually repeatedly with the hand flat: He patted my head/patted me on the head affectionately. I bent down to pat the little puppy.
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patnoun [C]

uk   us   /pæt/

pat noun [C] (TOUCH)

the act of patting a person or animal: I gave the little boy a pat on the head.

pat noun [C] (PIECE)

patadjective

uk   us   /pæt/ usually disapproving
A pat answer or remark has been previously prepared, so that it is said quickly and without any real thought: The minister came out with a pat answer/response.
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