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fill

  

      vb   mainly tr; often foll by: up  
1    also intr   to make or become full  
to fill up a bottle, the bath fills in two minutes     
2    to occupy the whole of  
the party filled two floors of the house     
3    to plug (a gap, crevice, cavity, etc.)  
4    to meet (a requirement or need) satisfactorily  
5    to cover (a page or blank space) with writing, drawing, etc.  
6    to hold and perform the duties of (an office or position)  
7    to appoint or elect an occupant to (an office or position)  
8      (Building trades)   to build up (ground) with fill  
9    also intr   to swell or cause to swell with wind, as in manoeuvring the sails of a sailing vessel  
10    to increase the bulk of by adding an inferior substance  
11      (Poker)   to complete (a full house, etc.) by drawing the cards needed  
12      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to put together the necessary materials for (a prescription or order)  
13    fill the bill  
Informal   to serve or perform adequately  
      n  
14    material such as gravel, stones, etc., used to bring an area of ground up to a required level  
15    one's fill   the quantity needed to satisfy one  
to eat your fill        (See also)        fill away       fill in       fill out       fill up  
     (Old English fyllan; related to Old Frisian fella, Old Norse fylla, Gothic fulljan, Old High German fullen; see full1, fulfil)  


fill away  
      vb   intr, adv     (Nautical)   to cause a vessel's sails to fill, either by steering it off the wind or by bracing the yards  
fill in  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to complete (a form, drawing, etc.)  
2    intr   to act as a substitute  
a girl is filling in while the typist is away     
3    tr   to put material into (a hole or cavity), esp. so as to make it level with a surface  
4    tr  
Informal   to inform with facts or news  
5    tr     (Brit)  
slang   to attack and injure severely  
      n  
fill-in  
6    a substitute  
7      (U.S.)  
informal   a briefing to complete one's understanding  
fill light  
      n     (Photog)   a light that supplements the key light without changing its character, used esp. to lighten shadows  
fill out  
      vb   adv  
1    to make or become fuller, thicker, or rounder  
her figure has filled out since her marriage     
2    to make more substantial  
the writers were asked to fill their stories out     
3    tr   to complete (a form, application, etc.)  
fill up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to complete (a form, application, etc.)  
2    to make or become completely full  
      n  
fill-up  
3    the act of filling something completely, esp. the petrol tank of a car  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!

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