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wad

wad

 
 
pronunciation:
wad
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small mass or ball.
a wad of guma wad of paper
definition 2: an amount of soft material used for stuffing or padding.
wads of insulationwads of newspaper in the carton
definition 3: (informal) a roll or large amount of paper, esp. paper money.
He walked into the store with a big wad in his hand.
similar words:
roll
definition 4: a plug or pad of material used to hold shot in place in a gun or shell.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wadded, wadding, wads
definition 1: to compress or roll into a wad (often fol. by up).
She wadded up the paper.
similar words:
ball
definition 2: to plug, fill, or pad with a wad or wadding.
You can wad this hole with some tissue.
similar words:
plug
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become wadded.
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