What is the meaning of pat?

noun

  • The sound made by a gentle blow.
  • A light touch or stroke.

verb

  • Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
  • Hit lightly.
    • usage: "pat him on the shoulder"

adjective

  • Having only superficial plausibility.
    • usage: "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
  • Exactly suited to the occasion.
    • usage: "a pat reply"

adverb

  • Completely or perfectly.
    • usage: "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"
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