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noun as in slap

verb as in massage

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verb as in mold

verb as in mop

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verb as in pet

verb as in smack

verb as in tap

verb as in clap

verb as in dab

verb as in flick

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After weeks of rumors suggesting that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors might move the top two picks, both teams stood pat during a quiet night that didn’t see any of the top 14 picks traded while the broadcast unfolded.

Meanwhile, remove the turkey legs from the refrigerator and pat dry.

All three versions more or less agree, though, that Democrats will essentially stand pat in the House or pick up a few extra seats.

After about 10 minutes, a female clinic police officer arrived on a bike and patted her down.

I pat it onto salmon filets before I slide them into the oven and sneak it between tightly stacked leaves of cabbage layered into a steamer basket.

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All this back patting, people say, has made our children lazy and created a sense of entitlement.

Rain was patting the Bermuda grass, and it was the only sound for several miles.

“Good work, Banzi,” Mugianis says, patting the “sometimes” tattoo that adorns her upper back.

Turn the page, and there, in fresh ginghams, would be mom, baking pies with one hand while patting her towhead with the other.

He started patting his .44 Magnum every once in a while and muttering, “Make my day.”

But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!

"I dare not leave you too near the road when that cavalry passes, you might give me away," he said, patting his horse's neck.

"He likes the old home best," said Jess Cordyce, smiling at him and patting his rough back.

"You have worked yourself up to a fine pass," said the doctor, patting the agitated girl fondly as she leaned against his knee.

He leaned back, smoking his cigar, patting the dog, and stirring the coffee that steamed in their chipped cups.

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On this page you'll find 602 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to patting, such as: blip, blow, pat, punch, whack, and bang.

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