patch up

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patch up (third-person singular simple present patches up, present participle patching up, simple past and past participle patched up)

  1. (idiomatic) to repair by adding a patch.
    I needed to patch up my trousers after ripping them on the brambles.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) to mend quickly
  3. (idiomatic, figuratively) to repair, to make better
    You need to patch things up with your sister after that horrible argument.

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