fill up

verb
1. make full, also in a metaphorical sense (Freq. 2)
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fill a container

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fill the child with pride

Syn: ↑fill, ↑make full
Ant: ↑empty (for: ↑fill)
See Also: ↑fill in (for: ↑fill), ↑fill out (for: ↑fill)
Derivationally related forms: ↑fill (for: ↑fill), ↑filler (for: ↑fill), ↑filling (for: ↑fill)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Hyponyms:
clutter, ↑clutter up, ↑clog, ↑overload, ↑brim, ↑farce, ↑stuff, ↑pad, ↑bolster, ↑populate, ↑top off, ↑heap, ↑overfill, ↑ink, ↑replenish, ↑refill, ↑fill again, ↑prime, ↑line, ↑complete, ↑impregnate, ↑saturate, ↑infuse, ↑instill, ↑tincture, ↑electrify, ↑lubricate, ↑lube, ↑surcharge, ↑load, ↑lade, ↑laden, ↑load up, ↑charge, ↑deluge, ↑flood, ↑inundate, ↑swamp, ↑pack
Cause: ↑fill
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something with something

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They fill up the cart with boxes

2. become full (Freq. 1)
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The pool slowly filled with water

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The theater filled up slowly

Syn: ↑fill
Ant: ↑empty (for: ↑fill)
Derivationally related forms: ↑fill (for: ↑fill), ↑filling (for: ↑fill)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms: ↑water, ↑flood, ↑rack up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

3. fill or stop up
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Can you close the cracks with caulking?

Syn: ↑close
Derivationally related forms: ↑closure (for: ↑close), ↑closing (for: ↑close)
Hypernyms: ↑fill
Hyponyms: ↑seal, ↑plug, ↑stop up, ↑secure, ↑coapt, ↑conglutinate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. eat until one is sated
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He filled up on turkey

Syn: ↑fill
Hypernyms: ↑eat
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s PP

* * *

become completely full

the dining car filled up

fill the fuel tank of a car

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Fill — Fill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Filled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Filling}.] [OE. fillen, fullen, AS. fyllan, fr. full full; akin to D. vullen, G. f[ u]llen, Icel. fylla, Sw. fylla, Dan. fylde, Goth. fulljan. See {Full}, a.] 1. To make full; to supply with as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fill — [fil] vt. [ME fillen, fullen < OE fyllan < Gmc * fulljan, to make full < * fulla (> Goth fulls, FULL1) + jan, caus. suffix] 1. a) to put as much as possible into; make full b) to put a considerable quantity of something into [to fill… …   English World dictionary

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill up — or[fill it up] or[fill her up] {v. phr.} To fill entirely. (Said by the driver of a car to a gas station attendant). * /When the attendant asked Andrew how much gas he wanted in the tank, Andrew replied, Fill her up. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill — ► VERB 1) make or become full. 2) block up (a hole, gap, etc.). 3) appoint a person to hold (a vacant post). 4) hold and perform the duties of (a position or role). 5) occupy (time). ► NOUN (one s fill) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Fill — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Josef Fill (Bürgermeister) (?), Bürgermeister von Zell am See …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fill — Fill, v. i. 1. To become full; to have the whole capacity occupied; to have an abundant supply; to be satiated; as, corn fills well in a warm season; the sail fills with the wind. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill a cup or glass for drinking. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — Fill, n. [AS. fyllo. See {Fill}, v. t.] 1. A full supply, as much as supplies want; as much as gives complete satisfaction. Ye shall eat your fill. Lev. xxv. 19. [1913 Webster] I ll bear thee hence, where I may weep my fill. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fill — may refer to:*Fill dirt, soil added to an area. *Fill (music), a short segment of instrumental music. *In textiles, the filling yarn is the same as weft, the yarn which is shuttled back and forth across the warp to create a woven fabric. *In… …   Wikipedia

  • FILL — bezeichnet Fill (Musik), die Ausschmückung eines Musikstückes, FI LL steht für: Lappland (Finnland), ISO 3166 2 Code der finnischen Provinz Fill ist der Familienname folgender Personen Peter Fill (* 1982), italienischer Skirennläufer Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fill|er — «FIHL uhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that fills. 2. a thing put in to fill something. A pad of paper for a notebook is a filler. 3. a) a liquid or paste used to coat the pores or cracks of a surface, especially wood, before applying paint,… …   Useful english dictionary


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