fill


fill
fill1 [ fıl ] verb ***
▸ 1 make something full
▸ 2 become full of something
▸ 3 put something in hole/gap
▸ 4 about sound/smell/light
▸ 5 be given job/position
▸ 6 feel emotion strongly
▸ 7 spend time doing something
▸ 8 put something in hole in tooth
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) fill or fill up transitive to make something full:
Let me fill your glass.
Tears filled her eyes.
Crowds of spectators are expected to fill the streets tonight.
The hut was filled with thick smoke.
fill something with something: She filled the bowl with warm water.
2. ) fill or fill up intransitive to become full of something:
fill with: The bar was slowly filling with people.
Katherine's eyes filled with tears.
3. ) fill or fill in transitive to put something into a hole or GAP so that the hole or GAP no longer exists:
We used cement to fill the cracks.
4. ) transitive if sound, smell, or light fills a place, it is very strong or noticeable:
Bright sunlight filled the whole room.
fill something with something: The air was filled with the scent of roses.
5. ) transitive if someone fills a job or position, they are given that job or position
6. ) transitive if something fills you with a particular emotion, you feel that emotion very strongly:
fill someone with something: The sound of his voice filled me with dread.
His heart was filled with joy.
7. ) transitive if you fill a period of time, you spend it doing something:
She didn't know how to fill her days.
8. ) transitive to repair a tooth by putting a hard substance into a hole in it:
Most of my teeth have already been filled.
fill a need/gap/void/vacuum
to provide something that is missing or needed:
The company is hoping to fill a gap in the market.
He wondered how he would ever fill the void left by his son's death.
,fill `in phrasal verb
1. ) transitive to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document: FILL OUT:
Please fill in your name and address in the space provided.
I spent over two hours filling in the application form.
Fill in the missing words.
fill in the blanks (=to give or learn information that is needed in order to understand something properly): We know roughly how the system works, but Brian is here to fill in the blanks.
2. ) transitive same as FILL1 3:
The stream is now partly filled in with weeds.
3. ) transitive fill someone in INFORMAL to give someone details about something:
My secretary will fill you in on the details.
4. ) intransitive to do someone's job for them while they are away: STAND IN:
fill in for: I'm filling in for the receptionist at the moment.
,fill `out phrasal verb
1. ) transitive to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document: FILL IN:
It took a long time to fill out the application form.
2. ) intransitive INFORMAL if someone fills out, their body becomes less thin:
Sam's really filled out, hasn't he?
,fill `up phrasal verb
1. ) transitive same as FILL1 1:
Jenny kept filling my glass up with champagne.
2. ) intransitive same as FILL1 2:
By eight o'clock the restaurant was beginning to fill up.
3. ) intransitive or transitive if you fill someone up or they fill up, they eat enough food so that they no longer feel hungry:
They filled me up with cakes and sandwiches.
fill
fill 2 [ fıl ] noun
eat/drink your fill
to keep eating or drinking until you are not hungry or thirsty any more
have your fill of something
to experience so much of something that you do not want any more

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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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


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