tap sb/sth gently with the open hand or with a flat object
put (sth) in the specified state or position by patting
gentle tap with the open hand or with a flat object
slight sound made by tapping sth gently
small mass of sth
exactly right; appropriate
too quick; glib
"a slick commercial"
"a pat reply"
"he has the lesson pat"
"had the system down pat"
"pat him on the shoulder"
The pat of those footsteps which scarcely touched the ground.
出自： M. O. W. Oliphant
A light rain had started to pat the windows.
出自： M. Spark
It has all come so pat, been accepted so passively.
出自： E. Figes
The cook patted down some lumps in the pastry.
It's safe to pat the dog on its back but not on its nose.
Most children dislike being patted on the head.
All the members of the team gathered round him, patting him on the back.
Her performance wasn't so wonderful— I don't know why she has to pat herself on the back.