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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: spot, speckle, dapple, fleck, maculation

  2. [noun] a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
    Synonyms: plot, plot of ground

  3. [noun] a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: while, piece, spell

  5. [noun] a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program

  6. [noun] a connection intended to be used for a limited time
    Synonyms: temporary hookup

  7. [noun] sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
    Synonyms: mend, darn

  8. [noun] a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
    Synonyms: eye

  9. [noun] a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
    Synonyms: bandage

  10. [verb] to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
    Synonyms: piece

  11. [verb] provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow"

  12. [verb] mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
    Synonyms: up

  13. [verb] repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
    Synonyms: piece


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