fill

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noun
Fill is used before these nouns: ↑dirt
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verb
ADVERB
fast, quickly, rapidly

At the moment, most reservoirs are filling fast.

suddenly
gradually, slowly
partially
immediately, instantly
completely, entirely
up
VERB + FILL
begin to

The sails began to fill.

seem to

He seemed to fill the room with his presence.

PREPOSITION
with

Fill the bucket with water.

PHRASES
be filled to capacity

The school is filled to capacity—we simply can't take any more students.

be filled to the brim (with sth)

The drawers were all filled to the brim.

Fill is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑aroma, ↑boat, ↑disappointment, ↑dust, ↑excitement, ↑fragrance, ↑light, ↑lung, ↑mist, ↑music, ↑panic, ↑perfume, ↑rage, ↑roar, ↑sadness, ↑sail, ↑scent, ↑sensation, ↑silence, ↑smell, ↑smoke, ↑sound, ↑sunlight
Fill is used with these nouns as the object: ↑air, ↑auditorium, ↑bag, ↑barrel, ↑basket, ↑bath, ↑beaker, ↑belly, ↑bottle, ↑bowl, ↑box, ↑bucket, ↑can, ↑closet, ↑container, ↑crack, ↑cup, ↑ear, ↑flask, ↑freezer, ↑fridge, ↑gap, ↑glass, ↑hall, ↑hallway, ↑heart, ↑hole, ↑jar, ↑jug, ↑kettle, ↑larder, ↑lung, ↑meter, ↑mind, ↑mould, ↑mouth, ↑mug, ↑need, ↑niche, ↑nostril, ↑notebook, ↑opening, ↑order, ↑page, ↑pail, ↑pipe, ↑pitcher, ↑pocket, ↑pond, ↑pool, ↑position, ↑post, ↑pot, ↑prescription, ↑quota, ↑radiator, ↑rank, ↑refrigerator, ↑role, ↑room, ↑roster, ↑sack, ↑sail, ↑screen, ↑seat, ↑shelf, ↑shortage, ↑silence, ↑sink, ↑sky, ↑skyline, ↑space, ↑square, ↑stadium, ↑stench, ↑stocking, ↑street, ↑syringe, ↑tank, ↑tooth, ↑tub, ↑vacancy, ↑vacuum, ↑valley, ↑vessel, ↑vision, ↑void, ↑whole

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  • Fill — Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f[ u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. To make full; to supply with as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fill — [fil] vt. [ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to put as much as possible into; make full b) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill… …   English World dictionary

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill — ► VERB 1) make or become full. 2) block up (a hole, gap, etc.). 3) appoint a person to hold (a vacant post). 4) hold and perform the duties of (a position or role). 5) occupy (time). ► NOUN (one s fill) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Fill — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Josef Fill (Bürgermeister) (?), Bürgermeister von Zell am See …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fill — Fill, v. i. 1. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.] 1. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. Ye shall eat your fill. Lev. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] I ll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • FILL — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Peter Fill (* 1982), italienischer Skirennläufer Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fill|er — «FIHL uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that fills. 2. a thing put in to fill something. A pad of paper for a notebook is a filler. 3. a) a liquid or paste used to coat the pores or cracks of a surface, especially wood, before applying paint,… …   Useful english dictionary

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