patch up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb patch up (1).

Meaning: to fix something quickly so it can be used until it's repaired properly or replaced

Synonym: mend

For example:

  • patch sth up After crashing my motorbike, I couldn't fix it but I patched it up enough to get it to the repair shop.

  • patch up sth Our roof needs replacing. It leaked during that storm last night and I patched up some holes, but we really need a new one.

Nouns often used as objects with patch up (1): jeans, clothes, shoes, socks, tyre, road, roof, hole

Quick Quiz:

Some of the kids in our school come from very poor families. Their mothers have to patch up

a. their lunches

b. their uniforms

c. their bus fare

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Contributor: Matt Errey