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Learn a phrasal verb every day with this series of short podcasts by Luke Thompson from Luke’s English Podcast.

Each episode contains definitions, explanations and improvised examples of each phrase to help you understand and remember these complex but important parts of the English language! Transcripts are also available for every episode.

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May 27, 2015

This has several meanings, one of them literal and the other one quite idiomatic. 1. To fill some clothing with soft material (padding) to make it thicker, warmer or protective. "This coat is really warm after I padded it out with an extra layer of wool." or "If the shoulders aren't the right shape we can pad them out a bit." 2. To fill some work (e.g. a piece of writing, radio, TV, a film) with unnecessary information in order to make it longer. "The student clearly had nothing to say in her essay so she just padded it out with irrelevant statistics" Leave comments and read transcriptions at