Share this entry
British English: /patʃ/
American English: /pætʃ/

Translation of patch in French:

noun pl patches

  • 1 (for repair)
    (in clothes) pièce (f)
    (on tyre, airbed) rustine® (f)
  • 4 (area of ground)
    (gen) zone (f)
    (for planting) carré (m)
    strawberry/vegetable patch
    carré (m) de fraises/de légumes
    a patch of grass
    un coin d'herbe
    a patch of daisies
    une touffe de marguerites
  • 7 [informal] (period) to go through ou have a bad patch
    traverser une mauvaise passe [informal]
    in patches
  • 9 (Computing)
    correction (f) provisoire

transitive verb


he's not a patch on his father

il n'arrive pas à la cheville de son père

the film isn't a patch on the book

le film est loin de valoir le livre

Phrasal verbs

patch through

to patch a call through
faire un transfert (to somebody vers quelqu'un)

patch together

patch [something] together
rafistoler [informal] (pieces, fragments)
concocter (deal, report, team)

patch up

1 patch up [something], patch [something] up
soigner (person)
rapiécer (hole, trousers)
réparer (ceiling, tyre)
rafistoler [informal] (marriage)
2 patch up [something]
résoudre (differences, quarrel)
we've patched it up
nous nous sommes réconciliés
Definition of patch in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources