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English definition of “patch”

patch

noun [C] (AREA)    /pætʃ/
C2 a small area that is different in some way from the area that surrounds it: Our dog has a black patch on his back. The hotel walls were covered in damp patches. There were lots of icy patches on the road this morning. This story is good in patches (= some parts are good), but I wouldn't really recommend it.Space - general wordsAreas of land in general informal a local area within which someone works: He's been working as a policeman on the same patch for 20 years.Areas of land in generalSpace - general words
(Definition of patch noun (AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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