Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 19:30
patch up (third-person singular simple present patches up, present participle patching up, simple past and past participle patched up)
- (idiomatic) to repair by adding a patch.
- I needed to patch up my trousers after ripping them on the brambles.
- (idiomatic, transitive) to mend quickly
- (idiomatic, figuratively) to repair, to make better
- You need to patch things up with your sister after that horrible argument.