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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pat.


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  • Mr. Tena kind of patted me on the head yesterday when I was going on about how Obama waltzed in and took over the party the day after the nomination.

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  • The boy reached over and kind of patted him and hugged him.

    powerful and sad

  • I kind of patted her tentatively at first, but after a minute of the muted sobbing, I put down Scott's box and hugged her tightly.

    The Quickie

  • The boy reached over and kind of patted him and hugged him.

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  • The meat, at that time, was 'patted' out by a machine which was operated by an employee.

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  • But this woman, I guess, in the rush, she just kind of patted wherever she needed to.

    CNN Transcript Dec 23, 2004

  • Why should biscuits be "patted" out rather than rolled out with the rolling pin?

    School and Home Cooking

  • Biscuit dough should not be pressed down with a rolling motion, but should be deftly and gently "patted" out with several successive "touches" with the rolling pin.

    School and Home Cooking

  • For hoe-cake the dough was spread or "patted" thin on the smooth surface of a hoe and held close to the fire until it was cooked brown.

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  • I smiled at her and she stopped cryin 'and tried to pretend she hadn't been, and then I got up and went and set down by her and took her hand an' kind of patted it, and let her dry her eyes.

    Drusilla with a Million


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