patch up


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Verb1.patch up - mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
2.patch up - come to termspatch up - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
propitiate, appease - make peace with
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
make peace - end hostilities; "The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"
Translations
يِحلُّ نِزاعا، يُهَدِّئُ خِصامايُرَمِّم، يُصَلِّح
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vt sepzusammenflicken; quarrelbeilegen; to patch things up temporarilydie Dinge notdürftig zusammenflicken; they managed to patch up their relationshipsie haben sich schließlich wieder ausgesöhnt; I want to patch things up between usich möchte unsere Beziehung wieder ins Lot bringen

patch

(pӕtʃ) noun
1. a piece of material sewn on to cover a hole. She sewed a patch on the knee of her jeans.
2. a small piece of ground. a vegetable patch.
verb
to mend (clothes etc) by sewing on pieces of material. She patched the (hole in the) child's trousers.
ˈpatchy adjective
not all the same; varying in quality. patchy work.
ˈpatchiness noun
ˈpatchwork noun
cloth made by sewing small pieces of material together. a skirt made of patchwork; (also adjective) a patchwork quilt.
patch up
1. to mend, especially quickly and temporarily. He patched up the roof with bits of wood.
2. to settle (a quarrel). They soon patched up their disagreement.
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