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fill / fil/ • v. [tr.] 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. ∎  [intr.] (fill with) become full of. ∎  become an overwhelming presence in: the smell of garlic filled the air. ∎  cause (someone) to have an intense experience of an emotion or feeling: his presence filled us with foreboding. ∎  appoint a person to hold (a vacant position). ∎  hold and perform the expected duties of (a position or role). ∎  occupy or take up (a period of time): the next few days were filled with meetings. ∎  be supplied with the items described in (a prescription or order): she needed to fill a prescription. ∎  [intr.] (of a sail) curve out tautly as the wind blows into it. ∎  [tr.] (of the wind) blow into (a sail), causing it to curve outward. • n. (one's fill) an amount of something that is as much as one wants or can bear: I've had my fill of surprises for one day. ∎  an amount of something that will occupy all the space in a container. ∎  material, loose or compacted, that fills a space, esp. in building or engineering work: loose polystyrene fill. ∎  the action of filling something, esp. of shading or color in a region of a computer graphics display. PHRASES: fill someone's shoes inf. take over someone's function or duties and fulfill them satisfactorily.PHRASAL VERBS: fill in act as a substitute for someone when they are unable to do their job. fill someone in inform someone more fully of a matter, giving all the details: the cab driver filled me in on the latest gossip. fill something in put material into a hole, trench, or space so that it is completely full: the canal is now disused and partly filled in. ∎  complete a drawing by adding color or shade to the spaces within an outline. fill something out add information to complete an official form or document: he filled out the requisite forms. ∎  give more details to add to someone's understanding of something: he filled out the background by going into historical questions. fill up become completely full: the dining car filled up. ∎  fill the fuel tank of a car.

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fill1
A. full supply of food OE.;

B. quantity that fills XVI. OE. fyllu = OHG. fülle (G. fülle), ON. fyllr, Goth. (ufar)fullei :- Gmc., *fullīn, f. *fullaz FULL. In B. f. FILL2, with which this sb. has always been associated.

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fill2 make full. OE. fyllan = OS. fullian (Du. vullen), OHG. fullen (G. füllen), ON. fylla, Goth. (= Gmc.) fulljan; f. Gmc. *fullaz FULL.

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fillbill, Brazil, brill, Camille, chill, cookchill, dill, distil (US distill), downhill, drill, Edgehill, Estoril, fill, freewill, frill, fulfil (US fulfill), Gill, goodwill, grill, grille, hill, ill, instil, kill, krill, mil, mill, nil, Phil, pill, quadrille, quill, rill, Seville, shill, shrill, sill, skill, spadille, spill, squill, still, stock-still, swill, thill, thrill, till, trill, twill, until, uphill, will •hwyl • bank bill • handbill • waxbill •playbill, waybill •cranesbill • sibyl • crossbill • sawbill •hornbill • storksbill • shoebill •spoonbill • duckbill • razorbill •gerbil • wind chill • Churchill • idyll •daffodil • back-fill • landfill • monofil •fibrefill (US fiberfill) • chlorophyll •bluegill

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