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pat 1

American English: /pæt/
British English: /pat/

transitive verb -tt-

  • (dog/horse)
    darle palmaditas a
    he patted her on the shoulder
    le dio unas palmaditas en el hombro
    pat the earth firm around the plant
    apisone bien la tierra alrededor de la planta con las manos
    to pat a ball
    botar or (Chile) darle botes a or (River Plate area) hacer picar la pelota
    she patted down her hair
    se atusó el pelo
    to pat somebody on the back
    (congratulate) felicitar a alguien
    (lit) darle una palmadita en la espalda a alguien
    I patted myself on the back for remembering
    me congratulé de haberlo recordado
    me felicité por haberlo recordado
    Example sentences
    • I quickly patted down my pockets and, finding nothing, I frantically checked the pavement around me.
    • If the baby stops breathing, a nurse will stimulate the baby to start breathing by patting him or touching the soles of his feet.
    • He patted me quickly on the back then scuttled off down the far end of the cat walk.

noun

  • 1
    (tap) palmadita (feminine)
    golpecito (masculine)
    to give somebody a pat on the back
    (congratulate) felicitar a alguien
    (lit) darle una palmadita en la espalda a alguien
    you deserve a pat on the back for that
    mereces que te feliciten por eso
    Example sentences
    • He gave her a quick kiss and a quick pat on my shoulder before he left, leaving Crystal and I staring across the table at each other.
    • Desa gave him a friendly pat on the arm, then rejoined her ‘friend’ in the back of the group.
    • Scotty gives Johnny a friendly pat on the arm before leaving the room.
  • 2 (Cookery) (of butter)
    Example sentences
    • A pat of butter was melted in the pan, sufficient in quantity to thoroughly lubricate the whole of its surface, and leave a coating of moisture about an eighth of an inch deep over all.
    • Put a pat of butter on each slice of bread (one slice per person).
    • We were bought a complimentary plate of various breads to share, with a pat of butter and a little bowl of the most beautiful looking, vibrant orange marmalade.

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pat 2

adjective

  • [pejorative]
    (answer)
    fácil
    he always has some pat excuse
    siempre tiene una excusa preparada
    Example sentences
    • All you have are pat answers and glib retorts that turn out, on ten seconds' worth of thought, to be mindless platitudes.
    • There are no glib, pat answers that will provide comfort to people of faith in the face of such an overwhelming, needless tragedy, says Christian.
    • The reason this makes me want to wash my hands of humanity forever, even though I'm sure the person that says it means no harm by spouting this kind of pat answer.

adverb

  • 1 (by heart) to have o know something down o (British English) off pat
    saberse algo al dedillo or de memoria
    to get o learn something down (American English) o (British English) off pat
    aprender algo de memoria
    the answer came pat
    respondió inmediatamente or automáticamente
  • 2 (American English) to stand pat
    mantenerse en sus ( or mis etc) trece
    (in poker) no querer cambiar ninguna carta

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pat 9

noun

  • patent
    pat pending
    Pat. solicitada or en trámite
    pat no 57143
    nº de Pat. 57143

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