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English definition of “patch sth up”

patch sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with patch   /pætʃ/ us  
C2 to try to improve a relationship after there have been problems: Jackie and Bill are still trying to patch up their marriage. Did you manage to patch things up with Jackie after your row? to repair something, especially in a simple and temporary way
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