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  • 1pat — pat1 [pat] adj. [prob. < PAT2] 1. apt; timely; opportune 2. exactly suitable 3. so glibly plausible as to seem contrived 4. designating a poker hand to which no cards are drawn because of the unlikelihood of improving it adv. in a pat …

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  • 2Pat — 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… …

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  • 3pat — Ⅰ. pat [1] ► VERB (patted, patting) 1) tap quickly and gently with the flat of the hand. 2) mould or position with gentle taps. ► NOUN 1) an act of patting. 2) a compact …

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  • 4Tap — Tap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tapping}.] [F. taper to strike; of Teutonic origin; cf. dial. G. tapp, tapps, a blow, tappe a paw, fist, G. tappen to grope.] 1. To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap… …

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  • 5Tap — Tap, n. [Cf. F. tape. See {Tap} to strike.] 1. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel. [1913 Webster] 3. pl.… …

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  • 6pat — [adj] relevant, suitable apposite, apropos, apt, auspicious, felicitous, fitting, happy, neat, opportune, pertinent, propitious, rehearsed, timely, to the point; concept 558 Ant. imprecise, inexact, irrelevant, unacceptable, unsuitable, wrong pat …

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  • 7tap — [n] faucet bibcock, cock, egress, hydrant, nozzle, petcock, spigot, spout, stopcock, valve; concepts 445,464 tap [v1] hit lightly beat, bob, dab, drum, knock, palpate, pat, percuss, rap, strike, tag, thud, thump, tip, touch; concept 189 tap [v2]… …

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  • 8Pat — Pat, n. 1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap. [1913 Webster] 2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats. [1913 Webster] It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9tap — – Rădăcină expresivă, puţin clară, care pare să evoce ideea de obiect diform sau relativ rotunjit. – var. taf . Creaţie expresivă, cf. rădăcina romanică tapp (REW 8564), şi lap , (lăpăi), dup . Der. tăpşi (var. tepşi), vb. (a egala, a netezi, a… …

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  • 10pat on the back — tap lightly on the back in an indication of praise; praise for a job well done …

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  • 11Tap (film) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tap. Tap …

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  • 12pat — pat1 /pat/, v., patted, patting, n. v.t. 1. to strike lightly or gently with something flat, as with a paddle or the palm of the hand, usually in order to flatten, smooth, or shape: to pat dough into flat pastry forms. 2. to stroke or tap gently… …

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  • 13pat — 1. noun /pæt/ a) The sound of a light slap or tap with a soft flat object, especially of a footstep b) A light tap or slap, especially with the hands 2. verb /pæt/ a) To (gently) tap the flat of ones hand on a …

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  • 14pat — {{11}}pat (adv.) apt, suitably, 1570s, perhaps a special use of PAT (Cf. pat) (n.) in sense of a hitting the mark. The adjective is 1630s, from the adverb. {{12}}pat (n.) c.1400, a blow, stroke, perhaps originally imitative of the sound of… …

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  • 15pat — I [[t]pæt[/t]] v. pat•ted, pat•ting, n. 1) to strike lightly, as with the hand or a small object 2) to stroke or tap gently with the palm or fingers as an expression of affection, approbation, etc 3) to strike lightly or gently 4) to walk or run… …

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  • 16tap dance — a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps. [‡1925 30] * * * Style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns… …

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  • 17tap — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spigot, faucet, valve; plug, bung, stopper; outlet; knock, rap; tapping, tap dance, soft shoe; taproom, bar, saloon. v. knock, rap, pat, strike, touch; tapdance; broach, draw off (liquor, etc.);… …

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  • 18pat — I 1. verb Brian patted her on the shoulder Syn: tap, slap lightly, clap, touch 2. noun 1) a pat on the cheek Syn: tap, light blow, clap, touch 2) a pat of butter Syn …

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  • 19tap — I 1. noun 1) she turned the tap on Syn: faucet, valve, stopcock, cock, spout, spigot, spile 2) a phone tap in the embassy Syn: listening device, wiretap, wire, bug …

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  • 20pat — I v 1. rap, tap, slap, box, cuff; dab; caress. 2. pat on the back Informal. encourage, embolden, hearten, nerve, Inf. buck up, bolster, assure, reassure; congratulate, Archaic. gratulate, praise, commend, shake [s.o. s] hand, Inf. stroke. n 3.… …

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