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adjective patchy pronunciation in British English /ˈpætʃi/
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  1. 1
    happening or existing in some places but not in other places
    If your lawn has extensive areas of patchy growth, try watering it.
    Demand for the product has been patchy.
    patchy rain/cloud/fog: Low clouds and patchy rain are forecast for tomorrow.
  2. 2
    not detailed enough or complete enough to be useful
    patchy evidence
    His memory of yesterday’s events remains patchy.
    I have only a patchy knowledge of Spanish history.
  3. 3
    if someones performance or work is patchy, it is good sometimes but not always
    TV coverage of the Games has been patchy.

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