- [adverb] completely or perfectly; "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"
- [noun] the sound made by a gentle blow
Synonyms: rap, tap
- [noun] a light touch or stroke
Synonyms: tap, dab
- [verb] pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
- [verb] hit lightly; "pat him on the shoulder"
- [adjective] having only superficial plausibility; "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
Synonyms: glib, slick
- [adjective] exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply"