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patch sth up

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