Definition of 'pat'
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Rinse the fish cavity and pat dry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For that they deserve a massive pat on the back. The Sun (2017)He told me it was a good goal and gave me a pat on the back. The Sun (2016) Give yourself a pat on the back. The Sun (2016)Drain well and pat dry with kitchen towels. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He knows some players need a pat on the back and others need a talking to. The Sun (2017)Rinse the aubergine and pat dry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first encounter resulted in smiles all round and pats on the back at Langley. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Drain, pat dry and lay out on a work surface. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After the bath pat yourself dry quickly and get into bed for at least an hour. Body Odour (1994)The case against it is melting away like a pat of butter left out in the sun. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You get a pat on the back. The Sun (2014)Pile the filling into the pie dish and gently pat it down. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They deserve a big pat on the back for doing it. The Sun (2008)It makes it all sound wonderfully pat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Universities have been given a pat on the back for stepping up fundraising efforts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Two of us went over from the side of the vehicle and patted her hair out. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Drain and pat dry the aubergine and add to the onions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You all owe yourselves a big pat on the back. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Try to solve the problem with pat answers and unhelpful advice. Christianity Today (2000)That may be too pat an explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Discard the pats of herb butter and quickly and lightly steam on the hob. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had his arm about her and kept gently patting her on the shoulder. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)The players deserve a pat on the back. The Sun (2014)Give yourself a pat on the back. The Sun (2009)Heads were stroked and backs patted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rinse potato slices, pat dry with kitchen towel. The Sun (2013)I will pat your hand and stroke it and sing something quite low. The Secret Garden (1911) Wash scallops and pat dry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She patted my hand and said: 'You know what? Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'pat'
British English: pat VERB
If you pat something or someone, you tap them lightly, usually with your hand held flat.
'Don't you worry about any of this,' she said patting me on the knee.
Definition of pat from the Collins English Dictionary
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