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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?Making things betterBecoming better to repair something, especially in a simple and temporary wayCorrecting and mendingEditing and compiling
(Definition of patch sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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