fill out

verb
1. write all the required information onto a form (Freq. 5)
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fill out this questionnaire, please!

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make out a form

Syn: ↑complete, ↑fill in, ↑make out
Entailment: ↑write down, ↑set down, ↑get down, ↑put down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. make bigger or better or more complete (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑round out
Hypernyms: ↑enrich
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. line or stuff with soft material
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pad a bra

Syn: ↑pad
Derivationally related forms: ↑pad (for: ↑pad), ↑padding (for: ↑pad)
Hypernyms: ↑stuff
Hyponyms: ↑rat
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something with something

4. make fat or plump
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We will plump out that poor starving child

Syn:
fatten, ↑fat, ↑flesh out, ↑plump, ↑plump out, ↑fatten out, ↑fatten up
Derivationally related forms: ↑fat (for: ↑fat)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Entailment: ↑feed, ↑give
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

5. supplement what is thought to be deficient
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He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons

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Braque eked out his collages with charcoal

Syn: ↑eke out
Hypernyms: ↑supplement
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

6. become round, plump, or shapely
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The young woman is fleshing out

Syn: ↑round, ↑flesh out
Hypernyms: ↑gain, ↑put on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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(of a person) put on weight to a noticeable extent

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fill out [phrasal verb]
1 : to increase in size : to become larger and heavier

The tree looks weak now but should begin to fill out in a few years.

It was easier to find clothes that fit him once he began to fill out.

2 fill (something) out or fill out (something) chiefly US : to complete (something, such as a form) by providing necessary information

fill out [=fill in] a form

fill out an application

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Main Entry:fill

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ˌfill ˈout derived
to become larger, rounder or fatter
Main entry:fillderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:
(to the full size or limit)


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  • fill out — {v.} 1. To put in what is missing; complete; finish; {especially}, to complete (a printed application blank or other form) by writing the missing facts in the blank spaces; to write down facts which are asked for in (a report or application.) *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • fill out — phrasal verb Word forms fill out : present tense I/you/we/they fill out he/she/it fills out present participle filling out past tense filled out past participle filled out 1) [transitive] to add information such as your name or address in the… …   English dictionary

  • fill out — verb /fɪl aʊt/ a) To complete a form or questionnaire with requested information. Please fill out this application if you are interested in the job. b) To have ones physique expand with maturity or with surplus …   Wiktionary

  • fill out — UK US fill out Phrasal Verb with fill({{}}/fɪl/ verb [T] ► to write or type information in spaces that are provided for it: »The 9m taxpayers obliged to fill out self assessment forms must file their returns by September 30 …   Financial and business terms

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