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Noun
Plural for a quick, light touch with the hand
“I had already begun to pull away when he hastily returned the embrace, giving me a quick pat on the back.”
Noun
Plural for a compact mass of soft material
“The peas are covered in salted water, cooked until tender, seasoned with a pat of butter and served.”
Noun
Plural for a gentle or loving touch
Noun
Plural for a brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
Noun
Plural for an general act of touching someone or something
Noun
Plural for a loud or explosive sound
Noun
Plural for a quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow
Noun
Plural for an act of rubbing something
Noun
Plural for a repeated light tapping
Verb
To touch quickly and gently with the flat of the hand
“Tessa rolls her eyes, and actually has the nerve to pat me consolingly on the shoulder.”
Verb
To dab lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“I clasped and unclasped my handbag and attempted to discreetly pat the perspiration from my brow.”
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To hit lightly and repeatedly with to make flat or to change the shape of
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“On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a circle about seven inches in diameter.”
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To come into general physical contact with
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To hit or strike, often with one's hand
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To make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling
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To dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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To make a repeated light tapping sound
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To treat with great care, attention or indulgence
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