fill in the blanks
Definition of fill in the blanks
1 : to put information into blank spaces : to provide missing information Please fill in the blanks on the questionnaire. —sometimes used figuratively At the end of the movie, the narrator goes back and fills in (all) the blanks.
2 : to provide one's own conclusion He would not tell me the whole story of the argument, and I was left to fill in the blanks for myself.
Word by Word Definitions
: to put into as much as can be held or conveniently contained
: to supply with a full complement
: to cause to swell or billow
: a full supply
: a quantity that satisfies or satiates
: something that fills: such as
: appearing or causing to appear dazed, confounded, or nonplussed
: the bull's-eye of a target
: an empty space (as on a paper)
: a paper with spaces for the entry of data
: obscure, obliterate
: to stop access to : seal
: to keep (an opponent) from scoring
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