fill out

  1. to make or become fuller, thicker, or rounder: her figure has filled out since her marriage

  2. to make more substantial: the writers were asked to fill their stories out

  1. (tr) to complete (a form, application, etc)

Words Nearby fill out

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How to use fill out in a sentence

  • It was with relief that he watched them fill out the red tag which gave him a priority on jet transports for home.

    Hunter Patrol | Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • But where were they to seek for matter to fill out these forms?

  • Therefore the lacunae I've undertaken to fill out are the national wants.

    The Tragic Muse | Henry James
  • I aim to build up the hand, to make it strong and dependable in every part, to fill out the weak places and equalize it.

    Piano Mastery | Harriette Brower
  • Her thin frame began to fill out, her face grew rounder, and her smile was sweetness itself.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem | Amanda Minnie Douglas

Other Idioms and Phrases with fill out

fill out

Complete by supplying required information, especially in writing. For example, Please fill out the application form, or I don't quite understand this drawing, so fill out the details. [Late 1800s]

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