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  1. fill
    IPA[fil]
  2. verb

    • 1. put someone or something into (a space or container) so that it is completely or almost completely full:

      I filled up the bottle with water the office was filled with reporters
      Synonym : make/become full, fill up, fill to the brim, fill to overflowing, charge, load (up), pack, top up, crowd, throng, pack (into), jam, occupy all of, press into, squeeze into, cram (into), overcrowd, congest, overfill, stock, pack, load, supply, furnish, provide, replenish, restock, refill, block up, bung up, stop (up), plug, seal, caulk, close, clog (up), choke, obstruct, occlude, dam up
    • 2. become full of:

      Eleanor's eyes filled with tears
    • 3. become an overwhelming presence in:

      a pungent smell of garlic filled the air
      Synonym : pervade, spread throughout/through, permeate, suffuse, be diffused through, diffuse through, imbue, penetrate, pass through, infuse, perfuse, extend throughout, be disseminated through, flow through, run through, saturate, impregnate
    • 4. cause (someone) to have an intense experience of an emotion or feeling:

      his presence filled us with foreboding
    • 5. appoint a person to hold (a vacant position):

      the number of high-tech jobs and the people who can fill them
    • 6. hold and perform the expected duties of (a position or role):

      she fills the role of the “good” child
      Synonym : occupy, hold, take up, be in, have, hold down
    • 7. occupy or take up (a period of time):

      the next few days were filled with meetings
    • 8. be supplied with the items described in (a prescription or order):

      she needed to fill a prescription
    • 9. block up (a cavity in a tooth) with cement, amalgam, or gold.

    • 10. (of a sail) curve out tautly as the wind blows into it.

    • 11. (of a weather system) increase in barometric pressure.

    • 12. (of the wind) blow into (a sail), causing it to curve outward.

    • 13. (in poker) complete (a good hand) by drawing the necessary cards.

    noun

    • 1. an amount of something which is as much as one wants or can bear:

      we have eaten our fill I've had my fill of surprises for one day
    • 2. an amount of something which will occupy all the space in a container:

      a fill of tobacco
    • 3. material, typically loose or compacted, which fills a space, especially in building or engineering work:

      loose polystyrene fill
    • 4. the action of filling something, especially of shading in a region of a computer graphics display.

    • 5. (in popular music) a short interjected phrase on a particular instrument.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fill, plural noun: one's fills

    • verb

      cause (a space or container) to become full or almost full:

      block up (a cavity in a tooth) with cement, amalgam, or gold.

    • noun

      an amount of something which is as much as one wants or can bear:

      an amount of something which will occupy all the space in a container:

    • noun

      a quantity of material that fills or is used to fill something:

      a piece of material used to fill a cavity in a tooth:

    • adjective

      (of food) leaving one with a pleasantly satiated feeling:
    • noun

      a quantity of soft material that fills or is used to fill something:

      a piece of metal or other material used to fill a cavity in a tooth:

    • adjective

      (of food) leaving one with a pleasantly satiated feeling:
    • noun

      an instance of making something completely full, especially the fuel tank of an automobile:
    • act as a substitute for someone when they are unable to do their job
    • noun

      a person or thing acting or serving in place of another; a substitute:
    • become completely full
    • (of a person) put on weight to a noticeable extent
    • noun

      a supplementary light used in photography or filming that does not change the character of the main light and is used chiefly to lighten shadows.
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