Translation of wad in Spanish:

wad

fajo, n.

Pronunciation /wɑd//wɒd/

noun

  • 1

    (roll, bundle)
    (of notes) fajo masculine
    (of papers) montón masculine
    (of papers) tambache masculine Mexico
    (tied together) lío masculine
    • The money was arranged in a thick wad of bills, mostly ones and fives.
    • People are asking for wads of leaflets they can distribute themselves.
    • When Cruz opens his briefcase to be searched, he reveals a three-inch wad of notes.
    • Shortly afterwards the club received a vast wad of paperwork through the post from the organisation detailing safety checks and legislation with which the club was obliged to conform.
    • The forms needed simply to record a change of address for my driving license come in a sizeable wad and, when submitted, need to be accompanied by three items of identification.
    • Well, here I am with a wad of cash in my pocket and no idea what to buy with it.
    • I handed over my little wad of notes, all sorted neatly and tucked inside the paying-in book.
    • He took out his wallet, pulling out a wad of cash.
    • She was clutching a wad of papers and the usual wireless, digital gear.
    • Then, along came a little man with a wad of banknotes who snapped up the laptop and went off congratulating himself.
    • And, stuffing the wad of notes into my wallet and the few coins into my purse I said farewell to my old savings account and its pass book.
    • The first guard fumbled through his pockets, pulling out a wad of papers.
    • The first of these, a small wad of book tokens, was easy to find.
    • Savage stood and pulled his wallet from his back pocket, throwing a wad of cash on the table.
    • Fernando reached for a napkin to wipe his eyes, then noticed a crumpled wad of bills under his coffee cup.
    • She grabbed a wad of papers from the table beside her bed, and threw it at me.
    • Then he peeled out a note from a thick wad of $50 and $100 bills, leaving a $2 tip.
    • We stomp about the office with a great wad of paperwork when, really, we're wondering whether to have tea or hot chocolate from the machine.
    • I also had an almost embarrassingly large wad of cash stuffed into the waistband of my outfit.
    • Nonetheless, it took several weeks, and no doubt a bigger than average wad of petrodollars, to convince him to finally sign on the dotted line.
  • 2

    • 2.1(of paper, cloth)

      taco masculine
      a wad of (absorbent) cotton / (British) cotton wool un pedazo de algodón
      • I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.
      • You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
      • See, the doctor not just bandaged Bobby himself, but stuck a big wad of gauze into the slice she'd put in him, to keep it open and to help it drain.
      • She hops out into the garden, does a sort of discreet cough, and up comes a nice neat little wad of hair, no fuss, and no mess.
      • But Michael said, ‘She'll be fine,’ and he tore off a new wad of cotton.
      • Four years ago he used his thumb-equipped excavator to push tree root wads into streambanks to control erosion for the first time.
      • From 1947 until 1961, disposable diapers were a wad of tissue paper sandwiched between two pieces of plastic film.
      • When cleaning bathroom glass, buff it off with wads of clean newspaper.
      • Have a large plate or tray with a wad of kitchen paper and a slotted spoon handy, and warm a serving dish.
      • She pulled out a wad of paper towels to dry her hands.
      • In the center of the fabric, put a balled up wad of fabric scraps, cotton, or yarn.
      • He grabbed a wad of toilet paper and folded it up, pressing it hard to slow the blood, then shrugged on his bathrobe and went back to his bed.
      • She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.
      • These are plaited into single strands and a loose wad of silk tied to the end.
      • I must have had a thick wad of cotton stuffed in there.
      • How can you look good when you're basically a face protruding from an amorphous wad of cloth?
      • Kids play cricket on the road, young men idle at the edges, women scrub small wads of wet clothes beside buckets of precious water.
      • When you open it, you discover that half the space in the box is taken up with a massive wad of cardboard.
      • I wrapped the finger in a wad of paper towels and held my hand above my head to slow the bleeding.
      • He had vehemently denied that syringes used in the hospital ended up in adjacent medical shops, and that bloodied cotton wads made good stuffing for mattresses.

    • 2.2(in cartridge, cannon)

      taco masculine
      • Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12-gauge shotguns.
      • Consequently, the shot leaves the wad as a tightly controlled column with minimal dispersion.
      • The tapered walls required the development of a new wad and the semi-hemispherical chamber required the use of slower powders to control pressures.
      • We were hoping that it would actually contain shot and a wad and other materials which occasionally happens.
      • At some point, we acquired 50 Remington 12-gauge brass shells that accepted large pistol primers and 11-gauge wads.


transitive verb

  • 1

    (fill, pack)
    tapar
    rellenar
    • Ever resourceful, she wadded some toilet paper between it and the door frame and found that it stayed shut.
    • Thinly wadded and intricately stitched, all-white quilts represent a high point in the development of North Country quilting.
    • He took it to his bed and then dumped out several wadded garments.
    • My brain feels wadded with cotton wool, no, fibreglass.
    • The Americans travel in convoys, wadded in Kevlar and helmets, guns held ready.
    • It is a wadded cotton quilt, embroidered with red, yellow, blue, green and orange silk in a fine back-stitch.
  • 2

    (stuff, pad)
    (garment) acolchar
  • 3

    (form into wad)
    (cloth/paper) hacer un taco con
    • No matter where we position her in the crib by morning she is squashed up against the top of the mattress and the covers are in a wadded mass at the opposite end.
    • She wadded up the soiled cloth and tucked it away, unfolded another.
    • Robert wadded up the handkerchief and tossed it overboard as well.
    • I'd kneeled over the man, wadded my own scarf to press against his wound.
    • Put the rag balls into the burrow as far as you can and cover the hole lightly with dirt or wadded newspaper.
    • He tore open the package, to reveal crumpled rice paper wadded up around a much smaller box in the center of the package.
    • I ran across the road, wadded up my jacket and squatted next to him in the road, with the buses and cars honking and streaming past.
    • Stuff a few wadded sheets of newspaper in the base under the chimney (directly on the firegrate), then fill the chimney with briquets.
    • Kevin wadded up a sleeping bag to use as a pillow and jammed it under his arm.
    • He and Noel jumped out of the crowd, almost as if they had just magically appeared, and bombarded me with wadded up paper balls.
    • You want the gifts in the basket to be visible, so you'll need to fill the bottom of the basket with wadded packing paper.
    • He wadded the stained shirt into a ball and threw it so that it hit Ian in the face.
    • Melt a dab of butter in it, and spread the butter evenly in the pan with a wadded paper towel.
    • The nearest trashcan became a basketball hoop as I tossed my wadded paper plate into it.
    • He was tearing paper out of his notebook, wadding it up into paper wads, and throwing them as hard as he could against the wall.
    • Somebody tossed a wadded paper ball at my head.
    • Nice of you to wad up all the goodwill you've accumulated and flush it down the toilet.
    • Strewn around the room were wadded pieces of tissues.
    • I took the plane ticket from my pocket, wadded it into a ball, and pitched it dead center into the can.
    • She started with the exit wound and wadded a cloth behind his shoulder to help stop the bleeding from his back.