correcting (part of speech: verb)
- It has great powers of endurance and a wonderful trick of patching up break- downs and adjusting itself to strains. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
- He saw above all how she saw them herself, for she spoke of them at present with the last frankness, telling him of her visit to her father and giving him, in an account of her subsequent scene with her sister, an instance of how she was perpetually reduced to patching up, in one way or another, that unfortunate woman's hopes. - "The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2", Henry James.
- She had served her apprenticeship in cooking, nursing babies, patching small clothes, turning old things around and upside down, in order to make them over. - "The Cricket", Marjorie Cooke.