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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pat \Pat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patted; p. pr. & vb. n. Patting.] [Cf. G. patschen, Prov. G. patzen, to strike, tap.] To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog. [1913 Webster] Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. --Pope. [1913 Webster]