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  1. patch

    • IPA[patʃ]

    英式

    • n.
      a piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point;a pad or shield worn over a sightless or injured eye.
    • v.
      mend or strengthen (fabric or clothing) with a patch;place a patch over (a good eye) in order to encourage a lazy eye to work
    • verb: patch, 3rd person present: patches, gerund or present participle: patching, past tense: patched, past participle: patched

    • noun: patch, plural noun: patches

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point the jacket was of well-worn tweed with leather patches on the elbows 同義詞 piece of cloth/material/fabric/leather, reinforcement, piece sewn on
    • a pad or shield worn over a sightless or injured eye. 同義詞 cover, eyepatch, covering, pad, shield
    • a piece of cloth sewn on to clothing as a badge or distinguishing mark on his sleeve there was a red ‘Freedom’ patch
    • an adhesive piece of drug-impregnated material worn on the skin so that the drug may be absorbed gradually over a period of time once the patch is removed, the drug clears from the body tissue after twenty minutes
    • historical a small disc of black silk worn attached to the face for adornment by women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
    • 2. a part of something marked out from the rest by a particular characteristic his hair was combed forward to hide a growing bald patch the bird has a bright red patch under its wing 同義詞 blotch, mark, pop, spot, smudge, ... 更多
    • a small area or amount of something patches of bluebells in the grass
    • 3. a small piece of ground, especially one used for gardening they spent Sundays digging their vegetable patch 同義詞 plot, area, piece, strip, row, ... 更多
    • British informal an area for which someone is responsible or in which they operate we didn't want any secret organizations on our patch
    • 4. British informal a particular period of time he may have been going through a bad patch 同義詞 period, time, spell, phase, stretch, ... 更多
    • 5. a temporary electrical or telephone connection.
    • a preset configuration or sound data file in an electronic musical instrument, especially a synthesizer the guitar player has a certain patch on his FX which he's happy with synth patches over an endless drum pattern
    • 6. a small piece of code inserted into a program to improve its functioning or to correct a fault a program patch that fixes a bug

    動詞

    • 1. mend or strengthen (fabric or clothing) with a patch her jeans were neatly patched
    • place a patch over (a good eye) in order to encourage a lazy eye to work the amblyopia may be treated by patching the good eye
    • cover small areas of (a surface) with something different, causing it to appear variegated the grass was patched with sandy stretches
    • 2. informal treat someone's injuries or repair the damage to something in an improvised way they did their best to patch up the gaping wounds
    • construct something hastily from unsuitable components lean-tos patched together from aluminium siding and planks
    • restore peaceful or friendly relations after a quarrel or dispute any ill feeling could be patched up with a phone call they sent him home to patch things up with his wife
    • 3. connect by a temporary electrical, radio, or telephonic connection patch me through to number nine
    • 4. improve or correct (a routine or program) by inserting a patch had he patched our system to recognize a magic password?