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Noun pat has 2 senses
  1. pat, rap, tap - the sound made by a gentle blow
    --1 is a kind of sound
    --1 has particulars: pitter-patter
    Derived form: verb pat2
  2. tap, pat, dab - a light touch or stroke
    --2 is a kind of touch, touching
    Derived forms: verb pat2, verb pat1
Verb pat has 2 senses
  1. chuck, pat - pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
    --1 is one way to caress
    Derived form: noun pat2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. dab, pat - hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"
    --2 is one way to strike
    Derived forms: noun pat1, noun pat2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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