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fill in

verb

Definition of fill in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enrich (as a design) with detail

  3. 2 :  to give necessary or recently acquired information to <I'll fill you in>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to fill a vacancy usually temporarily <interns filled in for regular staffers>



Examples of fill in in a sentence

  1. <my friend quickly filled me in on the portion of the movie that I had missed>

  2. <she's only filling in while the regular secretary is on vacation>



1840

First Known Use of fill in

1840



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