fill

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fill is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
fill

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Plain form
fill

Third-person singular
fills

Past tense
filled

Past participle
filled

Present participle
filling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you fill something, you put something in it until there is no space left.
    She added some games to fill the gap in the schedule.
    His eyes filled with tears as he watched her walk away.
    She filled the car up with gas.
    He's so mean, he just fills me with anger every time I think of him.
    Suddenly, the screen was filled with light.
    I fill up the dog's new dish to the top and stick it on the floor.
    Instead of eating a good dinner she just fills up on bread.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you fill in something, you give the missing information, especially personal information on a form.
    She gave me another form to fill in for housing benefit.
    When I got back, she filled me in on what had been happening.
  3. (intransitive) If you fill out, your body reaches its adult shape, especially women's breasts and men's shoulders.

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Noun[change]

Singular
fill

Plural
fills

  1. The full amount of food or drink that a person can eat or drink.
    Don't feed him any more, he's had his fill.
    I've had my fill of alcohol for tonight.
  2. (uncountable) Fill is extra material, often of low quality, used to give something more volume.
    They used the rocks as fill under the new house.

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