patch up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v patch up mend by putting a patch on "patch a hole"
    • v patch up come to terms "After some discussion we finally made up"
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Usage

In literature:

We got right up above the patch of rocks which marked our igloo and only found it after a good deal of search.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
However it happened, Patches looked up from his work some time later to find himself alone.
"When A Man's A Man" by Harold Bell Wright
Take him in and let Phyl patch up the coyote if she can.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
The old man in patches came up.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Once in a while, but only on rare occasions, Rourke would patch up a truce with a man.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Some of the best women in the world have sat up nights to sew a patch on their husband's pants.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
My friends, just then leaving office, were desirous to patch up the deficiency with a pension.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Wonderful things that gave out delicate perfume formed brilliant patches about the house and even clung high up on the walls.
"Prince Jan, St. Bernard" by Forrestine C. Hooker
Neither side would at first give way, and it was not until after some months that an accommodation was patched up.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
We'll get the girl here, and patch up this quarrel between her and her young husband.
"The Imaginary Marriage" by Henry St. John Cooper
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In poetry:

But Sissy Knott still wailed and wept,
And still her fate reviled;
For who could patch her dolly up -
Who, who could mend her child?
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
The Earth has drunk the vintage up;
What boots it patch the goblet's splinters?
Can Summer fill the icy cup,
Whose treacherous crystal is but Winter's?
"Hebe" by James Russell Lowell
To run down by the early train,
Whirl down with shriek and whistle, And feel the bluff North blow again,
And mark the sprouting thistle
Set up on waste patch of the lane
Its green and tender bristle.
"A Farm Walk" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Nah, pool up to th' table an dry thi nooas;--
(Awd nooan leearn mi appron to onny but thee,)
Wol tha'rt fillin thi belly aw'll patch up thi clooas,
Then aw'll send thi hooam daycent an cleean tha'll see.
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
But it's "'ome, dearie, 'ome. Oh she gets there just the same,
Reekin', leakin', 'alf a wreck, scarred an' stove an' lame;
Patch 'er up with putty, lads, tie 'er up with twine,
The resurrection packet of the Salt 'Orse Line!"
"The Ballad Of The Resurrection Packet" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then the men from the village of Bute willingly lent their aid,
To patch up the miserable hut, and great attention to her was paid.
And Margaret Rouat lived there in solitude for many years,
Although at times the simple creature shed many tears.
"John Rouat the Fisherman" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

"I particularly like the way the desk is set up and the fact that you can patch anything to anywhere," he says.
After being dumped by his fiancee, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler , in July and patching things up in November, Kristin Cavallari announced she's pregnant with 28-year-old Cutler 's baby.
QHS returns guard depth while patching up front court.
The White House vegetable garden takes up a small patch of land on the South Lawn of the White House.
1) Citys pothole patching total up to 2,368.
Apology Patches Up Tattered U.S.- Pakistan Relations.
Dan DeRoux touches up plaster patches in the Bill Ray mural on City Hall on Sunday.
Fred Brenneman, of Sunnybrook Hospital, explains the use of pig skin to patch up complicated hernias.
Chris Dodd wants Hollywood and Silicon Valley to patch things up.
Andrew Metcalfe didn't alert the media when he decided paint his patched up childhood canoe he got at a garage sale pink and portage it 745 miles across Canada to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
How can the Eagles defeat the Cowboys with a patched-up offensive line.
The resurfacing project should begin in June or July and until then the DOT's pothole patching crews will do their best to keep up with the trouble spots.
Scanning table GretagMacbeth Regensdorf Switzerland GretagMacbeth now offers the Eye-One iO automated scanning table, which measures more than 400 patches per minute and accommodates various substrates up to 10 mm thick.
Let's be brutally frank: There is absolutely nothing original or even faintly fresh in the script or songs of All Shook Up, the patched together Elvis Presley/jukebox musical now at Mercury Summer Stock.
As Long Island struggles to patch up, we have learned that Sandy exposed a ship wrecked on Fire Island nearly a century ago.
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In science:

In fact, one can see pretty clearly that the plots for this model can be thought of as obtained by ‘patching up’ the corresponding plots for the pure radiation-dominated and de Sitter examples which were considered earlier.
Particle creation, classicality and related issues in quantum field theory: II. Examples from field theory
At ∆t = 0 s, a patch of linear polarization shows up at the center of the image.
Emergence of small-scale magnetic loops through the quiet solar atmosphere
The main concept is to divide the inner part of the camera into several patches (macrocells), partly overlapping, in which the signals are summed up.
New improved Sum-Trigger system for the MAGIC telescopes
Once pushed into such spaces, the attractive patches can interact with the patches belonging to the other stars present in the same volume, which correspond up to the third neighbors.
Telechelic star polymers as self-assembling units from the molecular to the macroscopic scaleBarbara Capone
GW events will have large sky error regions, on the order of 10-100 deg2 , which can be made up of many disjoint patches.
Large-Scale Image Processing with the ROTSE Pipeline for Follow-Up of Gravitational Wave Events
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