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
Words nearby fill
Example sentences from the Web for half-filled
Elsewhere the close observer mentally notes a half-filled nosebag.A Yeoman's Letters|P. T. Ross
They looked at the half-filled 'bus, they looked at the two soldiers, and waited, motionless.
Many cigarette and cigar stubs filled the smoking stand, and a half-filled whiskey-and-soda glass stood on the window sill.Kastle Krags|Absalom Martin
The scene of action was a moderate-sized room, half-filled with the lowest populace.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
The other pan was half-filled with very hot water, and a teaspoonful of ammonia put in.A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl|Caroline French Benton
British Dictionary definitions for half-filled (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for half-filled (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr often foll by up)
Word Origin for fill
Idioms and Phrases with half-filled
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.