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American English: /pætʃ/
British English: /patʃ/

Translation of patch in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (for mending clothes)
    (for reinforcing)
    (for a puncture, wound)
    not to be a patch on somebody/something (British English) [colloquial]
    no tener ni punto de comparación con alguien/algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    also: eye patch
    (American English) (Military)
    Example sentences
    • 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) See examples: 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)
    pasar por or atravesar una mala racha
    2.2 (small plot of land) See examples: a vegetable patch
    un huerto
    una parcela para verduras
    2.3 (territory) (British English) [colloquial]my/his patch
    mi/su territorio
  • 3
    patch (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • 1.1 (repair) it was patched together out of various scraps
    estaba hecho de retazos or (Spain) retales
    he tried to patch their relationship together again
    intentó volver a arreglar las cosas entre ellos
    1.2 (Computing, Radio, Telecom) (connect)
    Example sentences
    • Although consumers still need to wait for the phone company to patch their line into Covad's equipment at the central office there is no other delay.
    • Then in an ideal world we could perhaps patch this into a wireless network, so that passing geeks could genuinely play Tetris on the side of the building from their laptops.
    • The dispatcher can arrange conference calls via radio or by satellite datalink if we're over the ocean, patching us through to a doctor, maintenance facility or security specialist.
    Example sentences
    • Until this year, newly found security holes in operating systems and programs were patched before viruses and worms could be written to exploit them.
    • Do you plan to release another patch before the expansion or will the expansion also patch the main program?
    • Many vendors include vulnerable Sendmail servers as part of their software distributions, hence the need to patch Unix and Linux systems as well as dedicated mail servers.
    Example sentences
    • Traditionally, patching fabric together was about recycling.
    • She patched her clothing and then let Mike buy her lunch at the store.
    • The dark gray trousers were patched at the knee, while his linen shirt and wool jacket showed signs of wear and less-than-skilled repairs.

Phrasal verbs

patch up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1 (mend)
hacerle un arreglo a
ponerle un parche a
1.2 (resolve, settle) See examples: 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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