pad verb

1 be padded be filled/covered with soft material

ADV. heavily, thickly She was wearing a warm coat and thickly padded gloves. | lightly

PREP. with The shoulder straps are padded with foam.

2 move quietly

ADV. silently, softly | barefoot | about/around

PREP. about/around padding softly around the house | across padding barefoot across the carpet | along The cat padded silently along the track. | to, towards