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to the gills

Definition of to the gills


  1. 1 :  as full as possible <The car was packed to the gills for our vacation.>

  2. 2 :  very thoroughly or completely <I'm fed up to the gills with his whining!> <a theater equipped to the gills with new sound equipment>

Word by Word Definitions

gillplay gills
  1. :  an organ (as of a fish) for obtaining oxygen from water

    :  wattle

    :  one of the radiating plates forming the undersurface of the cap of a mushroom fungus

  1. :  gillnet

    :  to become entangled in a gill net

  1. :  ravine

    :  a narrow stream or rivulet

  1. :  girl, sweetheart

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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