- fill in
- phrasal verb
Word forms "fill in":
present tense I/you/we/they fill in he/she/it fills in present participle filling in past tense filled in past participle filled in1) [transitive] to add information such as your name or address in the empty spaces on an official document
Please fill in your name and address in the space provided.
I spent over two hours filling in the application form.fill in the blanks (= to give or learn information that is needed in order to understand something properly):
Fill in the missing words.
We know roughly how the system works, but Brian is here to fill in the blanks.2) [transitive]same as fill I, 3)
The canal is now disused and partly filled in.3) fill someone in[transitive] informal to give someone details about something
Did Sam fill you in about the new project?
My secretary will fill you in on the details.4) [intransitive] to do someone's job for them while they are awayfill in for:
I'm filling in for the receptionist at the moment.
English dictionary. 2014.