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Pat (v. t.) To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
Pat (n.) A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.
Pat (n.) A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
Pat (a.) Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.
Pat (adv.) In a pat manner.