- vt.& vi.轻拍，爱抚; 拍成，拍至;
- n.轻拍; 轻拍某物发出的声音; 小团，小块;
- adj.恰好的，适当的; 熟练的; 过于巧合的，人为的; 快活的，活泼的;
- 复数: pats;
- 第三人称单数: pats;
- 过去式: patted;
- 过去分词: patted;
- 现在分词: patting;
Pat had earlier made a dive of 80 feet from the Chasm Bridge.
He had his answer off pat.
There's no pat answer to that.
The players deserve a pat on the back.
"I like Rupert enormously," she said, with a directness which made Pat flush.
I have my story down pat.
Pat was a tower of strength to our whole family.
I turned away from the phone to see Lewis pat a waitress on her rear.
Pat refused to give her any information about Sarah.
If you do something well, give yourself a pat on the back.
Pat and I resigned ourselves to yet another summer without a boat.
Wash the lettuce and pat it dry.
"Daniel," Pat said, her voice harsh with urgency. "Come out here immediately."
He gave her an encouraging pat on the shoulder.
Pat stuck it out, despite the capriciousness and inhospitality of the English weather.
Despite the film's merits I felt it was too pat.
I think I'll write in Pat Wilson.
"We've come with good news," Pat said cheerfully.
On top of the cupboards are vast straw baskets which Pat uses for dried flower arrangements.
She deserves a pat on the back for all the hard work she's done.
It's safe to pat the dog on its back but not on its nose.
Give me a pat of butter.
A pat tale aroused a big laugh.
Pat took apart the TV set and spread the bits all over the carpet.
With a reassuring pat on her arm, he left.
So I answered up like a felon fighting for his freedom, and I answered pat, because I was telling the truth, which is sometimes a help.
因此,我马上回答,就像一个重罪犯在争取自由一样, 而且,我答得这么迅速是因为我在说实话, 这有时会有帮助.
Last week, for example, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe announced plans to stop mail delivery on Saturdays, a move he says could save three billion dollars annually.
Anyone who has patted a dog, stroked a cat, sat under a tree with a pint of beer, given or received a bunch of flowers or chosen to walk through the park on a nice day, understands that.
I was so grateful, " Aarons says, " but I persuaded Pat to let me return the favour in my own way with season tickets to our little theater group.
What draws Aaron and Pat together
Pat sees the situation differently.
1. the sound made by a gentle blow
2. a light touch or stroke
1. pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
2. hit lightly;
"pat him on the shoulder"
1. having only superficial plausibility;
"a slick commercial"
2. exactly suited to the occasion;
"a pat reply"
1. completely or perfectly;
"he has the lesson pat"
"had the system down pat"
a pat on the back
an expression of approval or congratulation
they deserve a pat on the back for a job well done.
pat someone on the back
express approval of or admiration for someone
have something off (或 down) pat
have something memorized perfectly
she has her answer off pat.
(chiefly N. Amer.)stick stubbornly to one's opinion or decision
many ranchers stood pat with the old strains of cattle.
pat on the back
A word or gesture of praise or approval
received a pat on the back for doing a good job.
knock, tap, rap, pat
- stand pat
I am going to stand pat on this issue.
The President stood pat on his decision to cut taxes.
He is pat of being kind to people.
- stand pat