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Present participle for 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.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to come into general physical contact with
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Present participle for to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Present participle for to make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling
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Present participle for give or ascribe a significant amount of attention or importance to
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Present participle for to dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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Present participle for to make a repeated light tapping sound
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Present participle for to cause (someone) amusement or pleasure
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Present participle for clean by using water and cloth
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