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    patch up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    He patched up a couple of old tires.

    The lovers patched up their quarrel.

    Have Jim and Mary patched up their quarrel yet?

    The director and the chairman seem to have patched up their differences of opinion.

    After the car crash, the driver was taken to the hospital to be patched up

    patch up = to mend a hole or break; repair; fix; settle (a quarrel)

    They patched up a hasty peace.

    patch up = to put together in a hurried or shaky way

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: patch up

    They patched together a hasty peace treaty.

    Here is means to hastily put ideas together, taking parts of one side and parts of another.

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