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fill

[ fil ]SEE DEFINITION OF fill
  • nouncapacity
  • verbto put in and occupy the whole of
  • verbexecute, fulfill

Synonyms for fill

  • enough
  • filler
  • padding
  • plenty
  • satiety
  • stuffing
  • sufficiency
  • all one wants
  • ample
  • sufficient
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Antonyms for fill

  • emptiness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FILL

There are plenty of other people ready to fill in the shadows.

What's Lanning done that he has a right to fill Allister's place with us?

"Come, George, fill up your glass," said Ashton repeatedly; but George declined.

I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.

It is for me to fill your cups again, since you have drained them to my dear lads of the white jerkin.

Season the mixture with salt and pepper and fill the shells with it.

Add the butter and vanilla, cool, and fill into the éclairs.

Christine Lorenz, while not large, seemed to fill the little room.

At the White Springs Hotel they stopped to fill the gasolene tank of the car.

I filled my life to the very brim with pleasure, as one might fill a cup to the very brim with wine.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.

To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FILL

absorb

verboccupy complete attention
  • captivate
  • concern
  • consume
  • employ
  • engage
  • engross
  • fascinate
  • fill
  • hold
  • immerse
  • involve
  • monopolize
  • obsess
  • preoccupy
  • rivet
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