patch up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb patch up (2).

Meaning: to mend ties or repair a relationship after a disagreement or a dispute

Synonym: reconcile (formal)

For example:

  • patch sth up My sister and her husband argue a lot, but they always patch things up before long.

  • patch up sth The leaders of the two countries patched up their differences and avoided a war.

Nouns often used as objects with patch up (2): differences, disagreement, quarrel, relations, relationship, things, rift

Quick Quiz:

Ben and his father had a good talk and it looks like they've patched things up after their

a. accident

b. argument

c. agreement

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