fill-up

[ fil-uhp ]
/ ˈfɪlˌʌp /

noun

an act or instance of filling up, as a tank with fuel.

Origin of fill-up

First recorded in 1850–55; noun use of verb phrase fill up

Definition for fill up (2 of 2)

Origin of fill

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

Related forms

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

fill up


verb (adverb)

(tr) to complete (a form, application, etc)
to make or become completely full

noun fill-up

the act of filling something completely, esp the petrol tank of a car

British Dictionary definitions for fill up (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 up

fill


In addition to the idioms beginning with fill

  • filled to the brim
  • fill in
  • fill out
  • fill someone's shoes
  • fill the bill

also see:

  • back and fill
  • get one's fill of

Also see underfull.

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