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Definition of pad verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pad
    he / she / it pads
    past simple padded
    -ing form padding
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    add soft material
  1. 1[transitive, often passive] pad something (with something) to put a layer of soft material in or on something in order to protect it, make it thicker, or change its shape All the sharp corners were padded with foam. a padded jacket a padded envelope (= for sending delicate objects)
  2. walk quietly
  3. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk with quiet steps She padded across the room to the window.
  4. bills
  5. 3[transitive] pad something to dishonestly add items to bills to obtain more money to pad bills/expense accounts
  6. Phrasal Verbspad somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pad