Patted
Pat Pat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patting}.] [Cf. G. patschen, Prov. G. patzen, to strike, tap.] To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog. [1913 Webster]

Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • patted — past of pat …   Useful english dictionary

  • patted him on his back — praised him, complemented him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Padder dim — patted him …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • pat — I UK [pæt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pat : present tense I/you/we/they pat he/she/it pats present participle patting past tense patted past participle patted * to touch someone gently several times with a flat hand to show that you care… …   English dictionary

  • pat — pat1 [ pæt ] verb transitive * to touch someone gently several times with a flat hand to show that you care about them or want to make them feel better: Stella patted his knee reassuringly. He patted the girl on the shoulder in an attempt to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pat down — ˌpat ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pat down he/she/it pats down present participle patting down past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • pat on the back(1) — {v. phr.} 1. To clap lightly on the back in support, encouragement, or praise. * /The coach patted the player on the back and said a few encouraging words./ 2. To make your support or encouragement for (someone) felt; praise. * /After he won the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pat on the back(1) — {v. phr.} 1. To clap lightly on the back in support, encouragement, or praise. * /The coach patted the player on the back and said a few encouraging words./ 2. To make your support or encouragement for (someone) felt; praise. * /After he won the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Terry v. Ohio — SCOTUSCase Litigants=Terry v. Ohio ArgueDate=December 12 ArgueYear=1967 DecideDate=June 10 DecideYear=1968 FullName=John W. Terry v. State of Ohio USVol=392 USPage=1 Citation=88 S. Ct. 1868; 20 L. Ed. 2d 889; 1968 U.S. LEXIS 1345; 44 Ohio Op. 2d… …   Wikipedia

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