fill the gaps

idiom

: to add what is need to something to make it complete
He's trying to fill the gaps in his CD collection.

Examples of fill the gaps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volunteers try to fill the gaps, but even those informal supports are nearly tapped out. Jennifer Greenfield, The Denver Post, 27 Jan. 2024 State lawmakers have proposed several bills to fill the gaps in the law regarding generative AI. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2024 The ways that people used to learn parenting have started falling apart, and the alternatives are not accessible enough to fill the gaps left behind. Faith Hill, The Atlantic, 2 Feb. 2024 This can help fill the gaps between your skin cells — and lock in moisture while your skin is still damp. Alex Orlando, Discover Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 For now, charities like Age UK, a British organization for older adults which has local affiliates across the country, often step in to fill the gaps. Megan Specia, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2023 But as work continued, researchers began to fill the gaps. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 13 Dec. 2023 And that’s where readers have come in to fill the gaps. Adrian Vore, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 Energy storage — particularly from batteries — is seen as a key way to fill the gaps. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2023

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“Fill the gaps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fill%20the%20gaps. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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