patch up

patch up
1. mend by putting a patch on (Freq. 1)

patch a hole

Syn: ↑patch
See Also: ↑patch up (for: ↑patch)
Derivationally related forms: ↑patch (for: ↑patch), ↑patching (for: ↑patch)
repair, ↑mend, ↑fix, ↑bushel, ↑doctor, ↑furbish up, ↑restore, ↑touch on
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s something with something


They patch up the cape

2. come to terms

After some discussion we finally made up

Syn: ↑reconcile, ↑make up, ↑conciliate, ↑settle
Derivationally related forms: ↑conciliative (for: ↑conciliate), ↑conciliatory (for: ↑conciliate), ↑conciliation (for: ↑conciliate), ↑reconciliation (for: ↑reconcile)
Hypernyms: ↑agree, ↑hold, ↑concur, ↑concord
Hyponyms: ↑propitiate, ↑appease, ↑make peace
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

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patch up [phrasal verb]
1 patch (something) up or patch up (something) : to deal with (a problem, disagreement, etc.) in order to improve or repair a relationship

They finally patched up [=settled] their differences.

He is going to try to patch things up with his girlfriend.

2 patch (something or someone) up or patch up (something or someone) : to give quick and usually temporary medical treatment to (someone or something)

The doctor patched him up, so he's going to be as good as new.

She patched up his wounded arm.

— see also patch 1 (above), 2
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Main Entry:patch

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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