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Stella patted his knee reassuringly.
He patted the girl on the shoulder in an attempt to comfort her.
He patted his already immaculate hair.
After washing, pat your face dry with a soft towel.
‘I’m hungry,’ he said, patting his stomach.
‘Come and sit here,’ she said, patting the seat beside her.
He patted his trouser pocket to see if his keys were there.
This is the British English definition of pat. View American English definition of pat.