Definition of in patches
: in spots The chair's original paint is still visible in patches.
Word by Word Definitions
: a piece of material used to mend or cover a hole or a weak spot
: a tiny piece of black silk or court plaster worn on the face or neck especially by women to hide a blemish or to heighten beauty
: a piece of material (such as adhesive plaster) used medically usually to cover a wound
: to mend, cover, or fill up a hole or weak spot in
: to provide with a patch
: to make of patches or fragments
: fool, dolt
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