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pad sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with pad   /pæd/ (-dd-) us  
If you pad out a speech or piece of writing, you add unnecessary words or information to make it longer or to hide the fact that you are not saying anything very important.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
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