fill in the blanks

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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.

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