fill out


filled out; filling out; fills out

intransitive verb

: to put on flesh

Examples of fill out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, Colman Domingo stars as Joe Jackson, with Kendrick Sampson, Larenz Tate, Kat Graham, Jessica Sula, Laura Harrier, and more filling out the remainder of the cast. Demicia Inman,, 15 June 2024 Check out the photos — one from each county — and fill out the form below. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 13 June 2024 McDonald argues college athletes are in the same basic situation: They are supervised while performing non-academic tasks for their school (i.e., playing sports and the various responsibilities that carries) and are required by NCAA rules to fill out timesheets. Michael McCann,, 12 June 2024 Hunter Biden was convicted for lying about his drug use when filling out a federal form to purchase a gun and then for possessing that gun while an addict. Maryalice Parks, ABC News, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for fill out 

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fill out was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Fill out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

fill out

: to put on flesh
: to complete by filling in blanks
fill out an application

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