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Definition of wad noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a thick pile of pieces of paper, paper money, etc. folded or rolled together He pulled a thick wad of $20 bills out of his pocket. She came in with tears streaming down her face, clutching a wad of tissues.
  2. 2a mass of soft material, used for blocking something or keeping something in place The nurse used a wad of gauze to stop the bleeding.
  3. Idioms
    have shot your wad (informal)
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    to have used all your power, money, or supplies
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