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Definition of pato

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1. pat [ v ] pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, esp. under the chin

Used in print:

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Drenched and shaking , he stood near the sweet-smelling stall and dared to pat her muzzle .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

One day , Ching had told him ( smiling , patting him on the back ) as they walked to the weekly conference of squad leaders , `` Keep it up , your squad is good , one of the best , keep it up , keep_up the good work '' .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

He patted the eye Joel had had blackened in a fight over being Rebel at the crossroads some days back .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Light sticks of fingers , the tips gummy with dark earth , patted at Watson 's throat .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

`` I 've seen you , though , before '' , she said with enormous coyness , patting his knee .

Synonyms pat chuck Related Terms caress tap

2. pat [ v ] hit lightly
Examples: "pat him on the shoulder"

Used in print:

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

He had reached the three passive guards ; he crept in an incertain manner , patting the ground before him .

Synonyms pat dab Related Terms strike

3. Pat [ n ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 387

Synonyms Pat

4. pat [ a ] exactly suited to the occasion
Examples: "a pat reply"

Synonyms pat Related Terms appropriate

5. pat [ n ] the sound made by a gentle blow

Synonyms tap rap pat Related Terms sound pitter-patter dab tap

6. pat [ r ] completely or perfectly
Examples: "he has the lesson pat" "had the system down pat"

Synonyms pat

7. pat [ a ] having only superficial plausibility
Examples: "glib promises" "a slick commercial"

Synonyms pat slick glib Related Terms plausible

8. Pat [ n ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 457

Synonyms Pat

9. pat [ n ] a light touch or stroke

Synonyms dab pat tap Related Terms touch chuck tap dab tap

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