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pat

1 verb
     
pat1 past tense and past participle patted, present participle patting [transitive]
1 to lightly touch someone or something several times with your hand flat, especially to give comfort [↪ stroke]:
He patted the dog affectionately.
2

pat somebody/yourself on the back

to praise someone or yourself for doing something well:
You can pat yourselves on the back for a job well done.

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