patch up

Definition of patch up

  1. 1 :  to deal with (a problem, disagreement, etc.) in order to improve or repair a relationship They finally patched up their differences. He is going to try to patch things up with his girlfriend.

  2. 2 :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

patchplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to mend, cover, or fill up a hole or weak spot in

    :  to provide with a patch

    :  to make of patches or fragments

  1. :  fool, dolt

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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