The tactful Hamad manages to patch up relations, and the two are photographed sitting together on a sofa later that day.
Wait till the boy can patch up his future with a wealthy wife, of course.
I hit one of the canoes, Luka; I fancy they are trying to patch up the hole.
Bedford realized this by and by, and tried to patch up his mistake by crowning his King; but what good could that do?
The king then empowered Melbourne to patch up the whig ministry.
Hereupon all Europe became terrified, and England and Holland hastened to patch up their differences.
But it would be a sin to allow it; it would be spoiling a saint to patch up a sinner.
He was not sent here for the purpose of making any compromise or to patch up existing difficulties.
I was glad to patch up the quarrel, and willing to say and think no more about it.
Several times she came so late as scarcely to have an hour in which to patch up a meal and start for the theatre.
"piece of cloth used to mend another material," late 14c., of obscure origin, perhaps a variant of pece, pieche, from Old North French pieche (see piece (n.)), or from an unrecorded Old English word (but Old English had claðflyhte "a patch"). Phrase not a patch on "nowhere near as good as" is from 1860.
"fool, clown," 1540s, perhaps from Italian pazzo "fool," of unknown origin. Possibly from Old High German barzjan "to rave" [Klein]. But Buck says pazzo is originally euphemistic, and from Latin patiens "suffering," in medical use, "the patient." Form perhaps influenced by folk etymology derivation from patch (n.1), on notion of a fool's patched garb.
mid-15c., from patch (n.1). Electronics sense of "to connect temporarily" is attested from 1923. Related: Patched; patching.
A small circumscribed area differing from the surrounding surface.
A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
A transdermal patch.