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synonyms for patting

  • blip
  • blow
  • pat
  • punch
  • whack
  • bang
  • bash
  • box
  • buffet
  • bust
  • chop
  • clap
  • clout
  • crack
  • cuff
  • percuss
  • poke
  • slam
  • smack
  • sock
  • spank
  • strike
  • swat
  • wallop
  • wham
  • potch
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How to use patting in a sentence

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.
ON QUIET NIGHT FOR NBA DRAFT LOTTERY SELECTIONS, ANTHONY EDWARDS GOES NO. 1 TO TIMBERWOLVESBEN GOLLIVER, DES BIELERNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Meanwhile, remove the turkey legs from the refrigerator and pat dry.
HARISSA-GLAZED TURKEY LEGS WITH SWEET POTATOES DELIVER BIG FLAVOR ON A BUDGETBECKY KRYSTALNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
All three versions more or less agree, though, that Democrats will essentially stand pat in the House or pick up a few extra seats.
OUR FORECAST THINKS DEMOCRATS WILL KEEP THE HOUSE … AND MAYBE EVEN GAIN SEATSNATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 7, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
After about 10 minutes, a female clinic police officer arrived on a bike and patted her down.
THE STARTLING REACH AND DISPARATE IMPACT OF CLEVELAND CLINIC’S PRIVATE POLICE FORCEBY DAVID ARMSTRONGSEPTEMBER 28, 2020PROPUBLICA
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.
UNTIL I CAN GO BACK TO MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT, THIS JERK PASTE IS THE NEXT BEST THINGELAZAR SONTAGSEPTEMBER 25, 2020EATER
Taken by itself, such self-advancement isn’t the stuff to make an ethicist’s heart go pitter-pat.
JUST BECAUSE IT’S NATURAL DOESN’T MEAN IT’S GOOD - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEDAVID P. BARASHAUGUST 19, 2020NAUTILUS
But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
"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.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
"He likes the old home best," said Jess Cordyce, smiling at him and patting his rough back.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
"You have worked yourself up to a fine pass," said the doctor, patting the agitated girl fondly as she leaned against his knee.
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