- [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/Río de la Plata) hacer* picar la pelota she patted down her hair se atusó el pelo to pat sb on the back (congratulate) felicitar a algn (lit) darle* una palmadita en la espalda a algn I patted myself on the back for remembering me congratulé de haberlo recordado, me felicité por haberlo recordadoMore 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.
The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.
- 1 (tap) palmadita (feminine), golpecito (masculine); (touch) toque (masculine) to give sb a pat on the back (congratulate) felicitar a algn (lit) darle* una palmadita en la espalda a algn you deserve a pat on the back for that mereces que te feliciten por esoMore 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/Cocina] (of butter) porción (feminine)More 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.
- [pejorative/peyorativo] [answer] fácil he always has some pat excuse siempre tiene una excusa preparadaMore 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.
- 1.1 (by heart) to have o know sth down o (British English/inglés británico) off pat saberse* algo al dedillo or de memoria to get o learn sth down (American English/inglés norteamericano) o (British English/inglés británico) off pat aprender algo de memoria the answer came pat respondió inmediatamente or automáticamente 1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) to stand pat mantenerse* en sus ( or mis etc) trece (in poker) no querer* cambiar ninguna carta