AskDefine | Define patting

Dictionary Definition

pat adj
1 having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial" [syn: glib, slick]
2 exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"

Noun

1 the sound made by a gentle blow [syn: rap, tap]
2 a light touch or stroke [syn: tap, dab] adv : completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"

Verb

1 pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin [syn: chuck]
2 hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder" [syn: dab] [also: patting, patted]patting See pat

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Verb

patting
  1. present participle of pat
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