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patch

noun [C]
 
 
/pætʃ/
IT a small computer program that can repair a problem with software: You can download a patch to fix the problem.
go through/hit a bad/difficult/rough patch informal to experience a lot of problems in a short period of time: Economically, the country is going through a bad patch. The company hit a rough patch last year, which included its first quarterly loss since going public.
(Definition of patch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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