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English definition of “patch sb/sth up”

patch sb/sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with patch   /pætʃ/ us  
to give basic medical care to someone that helps them temporarily: If you've cut your hand, the first aider will patch you up.Treating and caring for people
(Definition of patch sb/sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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