- n.补丁，补片; 眼罩; 斑点; 小块;
- vt.修补，拼凑; 暂时遮掩一下; 修理，平息（吵架等）; 用美人斑装饰（脸）;
- 复数: patches;
- 第三人称单数: patches;
- 过去式: patched;
- 过去分词: patched;
- 现在分词: patching;
The company I work for went through a rough patch.
His marriage was going through a bad patch.
The plane had plowed a path through a patch of forest before coming to rest in a field.
I've been bashed up by people with baseball bats because they said I was thieving on their patch.
We can patch up those holes.
With fewer tourists in town, the taxi trade is going through its leanest patch for 30 years.
His finger went up to touch the black patch which covered his left eye.
She has gone on holiday with her husband to try to patch up their marriage.
He's not a patch on the rest of the Cabinet.
They tried digging in a patch just below the cave.
In the last 10 minutes Tranmere struck a purple patch which culminated in their goal.
Older machines will need a software patch to be loaded to correct the date.
They managed to patch it up.
She went to the hospital and found him lying down with a patch over his eye.
All of a sudden she seemed to want to make peace and patch up our quarrel.
Handsome, she thought, but not a patch on Alex.
Only a tiny patch of blue was visible in the cloudy sky.
This patch looks a bit unprofessional.
They have tried to patch up their differences.
My son and his girlfriend have had yet another row, but no doubt they'll patch it up by the weekend.
We managed to patch our quarrel.
Give me some cloth to patch your trousers.
Do you think it possible to patch up a piece of furniture or two with this wood?
你认为用这些木料可能勉强做成一两件家具 吗 ?
His new book isn't a patch on his others.
He had a patch on the elbow of his jacket.
Our firm has just struck a difficult patch.
The patch enables smokers to wean themselves off cigarettes very gradually.
Try to patch things up between them, will you?
He hit a bad patch this year, having two operations in three months.
People in both groups used nicotine ( ' , 尼古丁) patches before they quit, in addition to a second form of nicotine replacement, like gum or spray.
Tom Moses, who works at a nearby national park, noticed a brown patch on the back of the car after the owner parked it to do some shopping.
1. a small contrasting part of something;
"a bald spot"
"a leopard's spots"
"a patch of clouds"
"patches of thin ice"
"a fleck of red"
2. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;
"a bean plot"
"a cabbage patch"
"a briar patch"
3. a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
4. a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;
"he was here for a little while"
"I need to rest for a piece"
"a spell of good weather"
"a patch of bad weather"
5. a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
6. a connection intended to be used for a limited time
7. sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment);
"her stockings had several mends"
8. a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
9. a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
1. to join or unite the pieces of;
"patch the skirt"
2. provide with a patch; also used metaphorically;
"The field was patched with snow"
3. mend by putting a patch on;
"patch a hole"
4. repair by adding pieces;
"She pieced the china cup"
not a patch on
(Brit. informal)greatly inferior to
he no longer looked so handsome—he wasn't a patch on Peter.
mend, repair, patch, fix