First Known Use of fill-in
Synonymsbackup, cover, designated hitter, fill-in, locum tenens, pinch hitter, relief, replacement, reserve, stand-in, sub
Related Wordsalternate, understudy; apology, makeshift, stopgap; agent, assignee, attorney, commissary, delegate, deputy, envoy, factor, procurator, proxy, rep, representative, surrogate; assistant, reliever, second; successor, superseder
Definition of fill in
- I'll fill you in
- interns filled in for regular staffers
Examples of fill in in a Sentence
my friend quickly filled me in on the portion of the movie that I had missed
she's only filling in while the regular secretary is on vacation
Recent Examples of fill in from the Web
The lovely design is available in two sizes and can be finished in two ways — as an outline for beginners or filled in for old pros.
In order to build the chambers and fill in the rest of the pyramid simultaneously, workers may have worked along what is essentially a trench that allowed them continual access to the King’s Chamber and Grand Gallery.
Many of the microbes on the list have not had their reflectance spectra measured, so the Cornell team is filling in those gaps.
The Dodgers got by because Charlie Culberson, who was limited to 13 PA during the regular season, went 5-for-11 with three extra-base hits and several strong defensive plays, and Chris Taylor filled in admirably as well.
So the study by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center used some elements from a 2016 House Republican tax plan to fill in gaps.
Then, everyone would work together, stacking rocks to stop water from encroaching on the build site, lugging basalt to the spot to construct the main shape of the weir, and filling in holes with coral and limestone.
Crawl tilts down to reveal: Final word: The title crawls are allowed to be world-building gobbledygook, but Phantom's reads like a Cuban Missile Crisis newsreel Mad Libs filled in with space words.
This will help thicken and fill in your brows, while also setting the hairs in place.
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First Known Use of fill in
fill in Synonyms
Synonymsacquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, enlighten, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)
Related Wordsadvertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceive
Near Antonymsmisinform, mislead
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