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English definition of “pat”

pat

verb [T]     /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.Touching and feelingShowing affection
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