Idioms for fill

    fill and stand on, Nautical. (of a sailing vessel) to proceed on a tack after being hove to or halted facing the wind; fill away.
    fill the bill. bill1(def 16).

Origin of fill

before 900; Middle English fillen, Old English fyllan; cognate with German füllen, Gothic fulljan to make full; see full1

OTHER WORDS FROM fill

fill·a·ble, adjectivehalf-filled, adjectiveun·filled, adjectivewell-filled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fill out (1 of 2)

fill out

verb (adverb)

to make or become fuller, thicker, or rounderher figure has filled out since her marriage
to make more substantialthe writers were asked to fill their stories out
(tr) to complete (a form, application, etc)

British Dictionary definitions for fill out (2 of 2)

fill
/ (fɪl) /

verb (mainly tr often foll by up)

noun

material such as gravel, stones, etc, used to bring an area of ground up to a required level
one's fill the quantity needed to satisfy oneto eat your fill

Word Origin for fill

Old English fyllan; related to Old Frisian fella, Old Norse fylla, Gothic fulljan, Old High German fullen; see full 1, fulfil
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Idioms and Phrases with fill out (1 of 2)

fill out

1

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]

2

Become enlarged, distended, rounded in outline. For example, The wind filled out the sails, or He's put on weight and really filled out. Applied to objects, this expression dates from about 1700, but to persons or animals becoming fatter, only from the late 1800s.

Idioms and Phrases with fill out (2 of 2)

fill

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