Translation of patch in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pætʃ/


  • 1 1.1 (for mending clothes) remiendo (masculine), parche (masculine); (for reinforcing) refuerzo (masculine); (on knee) rodillera (feminine); (on elbow) codera (feminine); (for a puncture, wound) parche (masculine) not to be a patch on sb/sth (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] no tener* ni punto de comparación con algn/algo
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    • For extra attention, select a cardigan with small pockets or leather patches on the elbows.
    • All I need is a cheap tweed coat with leather patches at my elbows and I could be dodgy salesman of the year.
    • The tan blazer he was wearing had gray leather elbow patches.
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    • But, you can still pick out a sexy patch to cover up the gaping hole in your head, which thank goodness was discovered after we dilated your eyes!
    • He was allegedly carjacked by Mr. Nichols in the parking garage and you can see that he is wearing a patch over his eye from the injuries in that incident.
    • He wore a black patch over his left eye while his good eye, hungry with greed, stared at Hitomi in a frightening star.
    (eye patch)
    parche (masculine) ([ en el ojo ])
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Military/Militar] insignia (feminine)
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    • Following that meeting, Pershing directed all American divisions to design and wear their own distinctive shoulder patches.
    • The Marines don't have all the funky badges and patches that the Army has, so they don't have the same issue.
    • A couple of weeks later I was on the U.S. Army home page and noticed a link to unit insignia and patches.
  • 2 2.1 (area) test the product on a small patch of material pruebe el producto en un pequeño trozo de tela she slipped on a patch of ice/oil resbaló en el hielo/en una mancha de aceite there were red patches on his arms tenía manchas rojas en los brazos a damp patch on the ceiling una mancha de humedad en el techo I've cleaned it, but there's still a sticky patch lo he limpiado, pero todavía queda un pedazo pegajoso fog patches will occur habrá zonas de niebla to go through a bad o rough o sticky patch (British English/inglés británico) pasar por or atravesar* una mala racha 2.2 (small plot of land) a vegetable patch un huerto, una parcela para verduras 2.3 (territory) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] my/his patch mi/su territorio
  • 3 [Computing/Informática] parche (masculine), patch (masculine)
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    • SE Linux is comprised of a kernel patch and patches to utility programs such as login and cron.
    • CERT's advisory contains a links to patches from software distros that contain OpenSSH code and to OpenSSH project's own update.
    • I also assume the reader is comfortable applying source patches and compiling programs.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

patch up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (mend) [roof/furniture] hacerle* un arreglo a ([ provisionalmente ]); [clothes] remendar*, parchar (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; [hole] ponerle* un parche a 1.2 (resolve, settle) it will be difficult to patch things up now ahora va a ser difícil arreglar las cosas I tried to help patch things up betweem them quise ayudar para que hicieran las paces

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