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fill
fill1 W1S1 [fıl] v
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1¦(become/make full)¦
2¦(large thing/number)¦
3¦(sound/smell/light)¦
4¦(emotions)¦
5¦(provide something)¦
6¦(spend time)¦
7¦(perform a job)¦
8¦(crack/hole)¦
9 fill yourself (up)/fill your face
10 fill an order
11 fill the bill
12 fill somebody's shoes
Phrasal verbs
 fill in
 fill out
 fill up
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[: Old English; Origin: fyllan; related to FULL1]
1.) ¦(BECOME/MAKE FULL)¦ also fill up [I and T]
if a container or place fills, or if you fill it, enough of something goes into it to make it full
He poured her a drink, then filled his own glass.
My job was filling the flour sacks.
Take a deep breath and allow your lungs to fill.
fill (sth) with sth
Her eyes filled with tears .
fill sth to the brim/to overflowing
(=fill something completely)
a bucket filled to the brim with ice
There was just enough wind to fill the sails.
Miller's band was filling dancehalls (=attracting a lot of people) all over the country.
2.) ¦(LARGE THING/NUMBER)¦ [T]
if a thing or group fills something, there is no space left
Crowds of well-wishers filled the streets.
His wartime experiences would fill a book!
All the seats were filled and a number of people were standing.
Numerous pictures fill every available space .
3.) ¦(SOUND/SMELL/LIGHT)¦ [T]
if a sound, smell, or light fills a place, you notice it because it is very loud or strong
The smell of freshly baked bread filled the room.
be filled with sth
The air was filled with the sound of children's laughter.
4.) ¦(EMOTIONS)¦ [T]
if you are filled with an emotion, or if it fills you, you feel it very strongly
be filled with admiration/joy/happiness etc
I was filled with admiration for her.
be filled with horror/fear/anger/doubt/remorse
Their faces were suddenly filled with fear.
fill sb with sth
The prospect filled him with horror.
5.) ¦(PROVIDE SOMETHING)¦ [T]
to provide something that is needed or wanted but which has not been available or present before
fill a need/demand
Volunteers fill a real need for teachers in the Somali Republic.
fill a gap/hole/niche etc
I spent most of the summer filling the gaps in my education.
The company has moved quickly to fill the niche in the overnight travel market.
6.) ¦(SPEND TIME)¦ [T]
if you fill a period of time with a particular activity, you spend that time doing it
fill your time/the days etc (with sth)
I have no trouble filling my time.
7.) ¦(PERFORM A JOB)¦ [T]
to perform a particular job, activity, or purpose in an organization, or to find someone or something to do this
fill a post/position/vacancy etc
Women fill 35% of senior management positions.
Thank you for your letter. Unfortunately, the vacancy has already been filled.
The UK should find another weapon to fill the same role .
8.) ¦(CRACK/HOLE)¦ also fill in [T]
to put a substance into a hole, crack etc to make a surface level
Fill in any cracks before starting to paint.
materials developed to fill tooth cavities
9.) fill yourself (up)/fill your face informal
to eat so much food that you cannot eat any more
10.) fill an order
to supply the goods that a customer has ordered
The company is struggling to fill $11 million in back orders.
11.) fill the bill
AmE to have exactly the right qualities
British Equivalent: fit the bill
We needed an experienced reporter and Willis fills the bill.
12.) fill sb's shoes
to do the work that someone else normally does, especially when this is difficult because they have set a high standard
fill in phr v
1.) ¦(DOCUMENT)¦
fill sth<=>in
to write all the necessary information on an official document, form etc
Don't forget to fill in your boarding cards.
2.) ¦(TELL SOMEBODY NEWS)¦
fill sb<=>in
to tell someone about recent events, especially because they have been away from a place
fill somebody<=>in on
I think you'd better fill me in on what's been happening.
3.) ¦(CRACK/HOLE)¦
fill sth<=>in
to put a substance into a hole, crack etc so it is completely full and level
4.) fill in time
to spend time doing something unimportant because you are waiting for something to happen
She flipped through a magazine to fill in the time.
5.) ¦(SPACE)¦
fill sth<=>in
to paint or draw over the space inside a shape
6.) ¦(DO SOMEBODY'S JOB)¦
to do someone's job because they are not there
fill in for
I'm filling in for Joe for a few days.
fill out phr v
1.) fill sth<=>out
to write all the necessary information on an official document, form etc
2.) if you fill out, or your body fills out, you become slightly fatter
Eric is starting to fill out around the waist.
3.) if a young person fills out, their body becomes more like an adult's body, for example by having bigger muscles, developing breasts etc
At puberty, a girl's body begins to fill out.
4.) fill sth<=>out
to add more details to a description or story
fill up phr v
1.) if a container or place fills up, or if you fill it up, it becomes full
fill sth<=>up
Shall I fill the car up (=with petrol) ?
fill up with
Her eyes filled up with tears .
2.) fill (yourself) up informal
to eat so much food that you cannot eat any more
fill (yourself) up with/on
Don't fill yourself up with cookies.
He filled up on pecan pie.
3.) fill sb up informal
food that fills you up makes you feel as though you have eaten a lot when you have only eaten a small amount
fill 2
fill2 n
1.) have had your fill of sth informal
to have done something or experienced something, especially something unpleasant, so that you do not want any more
I've had my fill of screaming kids for one day.
2.) eat/drink your fill
old-fashioned to eat or drink as much as you want or need

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  • Fill — Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f[ u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. To make full; to supply with as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fill — [fil] vt. [ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to put as much as possible into; make full b) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill… …   English World dictionary

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill — ► VERB 1) make or become full. 2) block up (a hole, gap, etc.). 3) appoint a person to hold (a vacant post). 4) hold and perform the duties of (a position or role). 5) occupy (time). ► NOUN (one s fill) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Fill — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Josef Fill (Bürgermeister) (?), Bürgermeister von Zell am See …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fill — Fill, v. i. 1. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.] 1. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. Ye shall eat your fill. Lev. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] I ll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • FILL — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Peter Fill (* 1982), italienischer Skirennläufer Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fill|er — «FIHL uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that fills. 2. a thing put in to fill something. A pad of paper for a notebook is a filler. 3. a) a liquid or paste used to coat the pores or cracks of a surface, especially wood, before applying paint,… …   Useful english dictionary