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pat

noun

1 pat

The sound made by a gentle blow.

synonyms: rap, tap.

Dutch: pat



2 pat

A light touch or stroke.

synonyms: dab, tap.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Roget 273: ship, vessel, sail; craft, bottom.    navy, marine, fleet, flotilla; shipping.    man of war etc. (combatant) 726; ... show more

Dutch: mep, pats, pets, tik, tikje
Polish: klepnięcie

verb

1 pat

Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.

synonym: chuck.

Roget 902: caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, ... show more

2 pat

Hit lightly:
— Pat him on the shoulder.

synonym: dab.

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

adjective

1 pat

Having only superficial plausibility.

synonyms: glib, slick.

Roget 23: agreeing, suiting etc. v.; in accord, accordant, concordant, consonant, congruous, consentaneous, correspondent, congenial; coherent; ... show more

2 pat

Exactly suited to the occasion.

adverb

1 pat

Completely or perfectly.


Moby thesaurus: a propos, ad rem, adamant, adamantine, adapted, applicable, apposite, appreciated, apprehended, appropriate, apropos, apt, artful endearments, ascertained, at a standstill, batch, beak, becoming, befitting, blandishments ... show more.

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