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pat    : [p'æt]
Pat \Pat\, n.
1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a
tap.
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2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
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It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter.
--Dickens.
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Pat \Pat\, a. [Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat,
where pas is fr. F. passer to pass.]
Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely. "Pat allusion."
--Barrow.
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Pat \Pat\, adv.
In a pat manner.
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I foresaw then 't would come in pat hereafter.
--Sterne.
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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.
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Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. --Pope.
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pat
adv 1: completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had
the system down pat"
adj 1: having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a
slick commercial" [synonym: {glib}, {pat}, {slick}]
2: exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"
n 1: the sound made by a gentle blow [synonym: {pat}, {rap}, {tap}]
2: a light touch or stroke [synonym: {tap}, {pat}, {dab}]
v 1: pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the
chin [synonym: {chuck}, {pat}]
2: hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder" [synonym: {dab}, {pat}]

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "pat":
a propos, ad rem, adamant, adamantine, adapted, applicable,
apposite, appreciated, apprehended, appropriate, apropos, apt,
artful endearments, ascertained, at a standstill, batch, beak,
becoming, befitting, blandishments, block, brush, bulk, bump, bunt,
caress, chink, chuck, chunk, click, clink, clod, clop, clump,
clunk, cocker, coddle, comprehended, conceived, cosset, crump, dab,
dandle, discerned, dovetailing, down pat, dull thud, endearment,
felicitous, fillip, firm, fit, fitted, fitting, flick, flip, flirt,
flump, fondle, frozen, geared, gob, grasped, graze, happy,
honeyed words, hunk, immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable,
inflexible, irremovable, just right, known, likely, loaf, lump,
mass, meshing, nugget, on the button, opportune, pad, patter, peck,
perceived, pet, pick, pitapat, pitter-patter, plump, plunk, pop,
prehended, qualified, quantity, rap, realized, recognized,
relevant, right, rigid, seasonable, seized, snap, soft words,
sortable, standpat, stationary, suitable, suited, suiting,
sweet nothings, sweet talk, tailored, tap, thud, thump, tick,
tickle, tinkle, tip, to the point, to the purpose, touch, tunk,
understood, unmovable, unmoving, unyielding, wad, whisk



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