verb (used with object)
- to distend (a sail) by pressure of the wind so as to impart headway to a vessel.
- to brace (a yard) so that the sail will catch the wind on its after side.
verb (used without object)
- to fall off the wind and proceed on a board.
- to brace the yards, so that sails that have been aback will stand full.
- to supply missing or desired information: Fill in the facts of your business experience.
- to complete by adding detail, as a design or drawing: to fill in a sketch with shadow.
- to substitute for: to fill in for a colleague who is ill.
- to fill with some material: to fill in a crack with putty.
- Informal. to supply (someone) with information: Please fill me in on the morning news.
- to complete (a document, list, etc.) by supplying missing or desired information.
- to become larger, fuller, or rounder, as the figure: The children have begun to fill out since I saw them last.
- to fill completely: to fill up a glass; to fill up a fuel tank.
- to become completely filled: The riverbed filled up as a result of the steady rains.
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Idioms for fill
Origin of fill
OTHER WORDS FROM fillfill·a·ble, adjectivehalf-filled, adjectiveun·filled, adjectivewell-filled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for fill
We’ll examine pillow fill material, your sleep position, and special features.
Down fill is not entirely the same as a feather fill, which is slightly less expensive and tends to fall flat faster.
Wool and cotton fills are also hypoallergenic and long-lasting, but are firmer than down.
We have that commitment to our clients—one of the things about being a managed service provider is we make guarantees around our fill rates and how much of the demand we think that we can meet and fill.A depleted workforce and no end in sight: An inside look at America’s ailing health care industry|Erika Fry|December 8, 2020|Fortune
That helped boost RPMs on publishers’ content simply by improving the fill rate, an issue that Snapchat Discover publishers have complained about in the past.‘We’re netting out with higher revenue’: Publishers reaping the benefits of Snapchat’s strong second half|Max Willens|November 25, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for fill
verb (mainly tr often foll by up)
Word Origin for fill
Idioms and Phrases with fill
In addition to the idioms beginning with fill
- filled to the brim
- fill in
- fill out
- fill someone's shoes
- fill the bill
- back and fill
- get one's fill of
Also see underfull.