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patch

noun [C]
 
 
/pætʃ/
AREA a small area that is different from the area around it: a bald patch. There are icy patches on the road.Words meaning small pieces and amountsDifferent and difference
MATERIAL a piece of material that you use to cover a hole in your clothes or in other material: He had leather patches sewn on the elbows of his jacket.Words meaning small pieces and amounts
EYE a small piece of material used to cover an injured eyeEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasersMedical dressings, supports and devices
LAND a small area of land used for a particular purpose: a cabbage/vegetable patchWords meaning small pieces and amountsAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
a bad/rough, etc patch a difficult time: I think their marriage is going through a bad patch.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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