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"pad sth out" in British English

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pad sth out

phrasal verb with pad uk   us   /pæd/ verb [T] (-dd-)
If you ​pad out a ​speech or ​piece of writing, you ​addunnecessary 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)

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pad sth out

UK
phrasal verb with pad uk   us   /pæd/ 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)
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