fill


fill
I UK [fɪl] / US verb
Word forms "fill":
present tense I/you/we/they fill he/she/it fills present participle filling past tense filled past participle filled
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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

Brilliant 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.


Collocations:
Nouns frequently used with fill
▪  apprehension, dread, fear, foreboding, horror, remorse, terror, trepidation
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.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [fɪl] / US noun

eat/drink your fill — to keep eating or drinking until you are not hungry or thirsty any more


English dictionary. 2014.

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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