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  • n  a small contrasting part of something
    a patch of clouds
    patches of thin ice
  • n  a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    a cabbage patch
    a briar patch
  • n  a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
  • n  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    a patch of bad weather
  • n  a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
  • n  a connection intended to be used for a limited time
  • n  sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
  • n  a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
  • n  a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  • v  to join or unite the pieces of
    patch the skirt
  • v  provide with a patch; also used metaphorically
    The field was patched with snow
  • v  mend by putting a patch on
    patch a hole
  • v  repair by adding pieces

  • Nicotine patches are hot, but they're hard to find.
  • Shipments of Cabbage Patch Kids and ancillary licensed products, including a board game, storybooks, decals and patches, will reach $1 billion in 1984.
  • Those motion-sickness patches can really help calm a churning stomach on a boat.
News & Articles

  • Crews patch sinkhole in downtown Austin
    Crews worked to patch a large sinkhole that was discovered by a cyclist Friday morning.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX 7 Austin
  • A patch of green brightens Broadway East
    New park replacing rundown homes, easing city's storm pollution A new urban park is bringing a patch of green to a once-blighted corner of Broadway East, a project organizers hope can be a model for improving the quality of life and reducing pollution in other distressed Baltimore neighborhoods.        
    June 14, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
  • Patch: Mount Pleasant train accident ruled suicide
    Our partners at Mount Pleasant Patch report that Wednesday's pedestrian struck by a train was ruled a suicide by the Coroner's Office.
    June 13, 2013 - WISN 12 Milwaukee

  • Tony Stewart in Seattle Times
    There's not really a reason to be concerned about it,two-time Cup champion Tony Stewart said. "It's either going to work out fine or come apart. The big patch that they put down seems to be working pretty well. I don't have a big sense of...
  • Roger Federer in San Francisco Chronicle
    That match was really hot I remember. ...... I could hardly walk after five games. So I had that problem,Federer said. "But then also I had no confidence. That's where I was just not good enough yet. I went through a patch where I had many...

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