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Dictionary definition for: Pat

1. (n) the sound made by a gentle blow

2. (v) pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

3. (s) having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises" "a slick commercial"

4. (r) completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat" "had the system down pat"

5. (n) a light touch or stroke

6. (v) hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"

7. (s) exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"

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