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fill in

verb as in answer in writing

verb as in act as substitute

noun as in substitute

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I reported on those early days for New York magazine, where I doing a little fill-in guest slot (and where I worked years ago).

And there is no talk of Couric anchoring, except perhaps as an occasional fill-in.

He guested as a lay preacher on the Hour of Power and dabbled in talk radio as a fill-in for Boortz.

Rising above mere fill-in status when called upon in a pinch, "The Accidental Senator" keeps the (prevailing) party going strong.

"He's an engineer fill-in," said Orrin with a trace of doubt in his voice.

An illustration which makes a handsome showing in the original will inevitably fill-in when reduced to actual size.

The largest number of fill-in wefts occurs roughly at a point about a third up from the end.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fill-in, such as: understudy, temporary, sub, surrogate, standby, and alternate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.