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"pad sth out" in British English

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pad sth out

phrasal verb with pad uk /pæd/ us /pæd/ verb [ T ] -dd-

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.

(Definition of “pad sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pad sth out" in Business English

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pad sth out

UK
phrasal verb with pad uk /pæd/ us verb [ T ] -dd-

to add words, information, etc. to make something seem longer or better:

She had to pad the presentation out to make it last half an hour.

(Definition of “pad sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)