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fill

fill

 
 
pronunciation:
fIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
fill in, fill out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: filled, filling, fills
definition 1: to cause to become full; put as much as possible into.
He filled the box with candy.
antonyms:
empty, hollow
similar words:
brim, cram, crowd, glut, jam, lade, line, load, overcrowd, overstuff, pack, squeeze, stuff
definition 2: to take up all or most of the space in.
Rabbits filled the cage.
synonyms:
crowd
similar words:
clog, congest, jam, occupy, overcrowd, pack, take
definition 3: to pervade completely or almost so.
The scent of flowers filled the air.
synonyms:
charge, permeate, pervade, saturate
similar words:
impregnate, penetrate, suffuse
definition 4: to fully satisfy (a need or desire).
He filled his appetite for candy by eating chocolate.
synonyms:
content, fulfill, sate, satiate, satisfy
similar words:
answer, appease, feed, meet, surfeit
definition 5: to work or perform in.
He fills the position adequately.
similar words:
carry out, discharge, fulfill, occupy
definition 6: to close up or plug.
The dentist filled the cavity.
synonyms:
plug
similar words:
bung, caulk, chink, close, cork, seal, stop
definition 7: to prepare or make up (a prescription).
similar words:
prepare, supply
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become full.
antonyms:
empty
similar words:
congest, distend, expand, lade, load up, overcrowd, overflow
phrase: fill in
phrase: fill out
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a sufficient or satisfying quantity or amount.
He ate his fill of peanuts.
derivation: filled (adj.)
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