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English definition of “pad”


verb     /pæd/ (present participle padding, past tense and past participle padded)
pad about/around/down, etc to walk somewhere with small , quiet steps : He padded downstairs and out of the front door .Moving on foot
[T] to protect something or make something more comfortable by filling or surrounding it with soft material Cushions and furniture coverings
(Definition of pad verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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