: an action or instance of filling up something (such as a gas tank)

Examples of fill-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are now 59 stations, clustered in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, with an essential fill-up spot at Harris Ranch on Interstate 5 to make a trip between the two possible. Russ Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2023 Some cheered its promise of speedier fill-ups, while others wanted Oregon to keep the decades-old ban, either to preserve jobs or the convenience of full-service stations. oregonlive, 28 July 2023 Those shoppers at the Summit Star tier will receive up to $1 per gallon cash back for two fill-ups during each 60 day period. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 27 July 2023 The average motorist is spending $20 less per fill-up than at this point last year, De Haan said. Matt Egan, CNN, 30 June 2023 In other words, EVs are finally fulfilling the dream of truly practical fill-ups on Interstate runs and vacations, without having to kill hours at every charging stop. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Apr. 2023 Throw in some frozen vegetables to increase the fill-up factor. Elizabeth Mervosh, Southern Living, 23 June 2023 Consumers weren’t charged for the fill-ups, which helped promote the company, a 2020 alum of startup accelerator Techstars Boston. Aaron Pressman, BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2023 EVs are finally fulfilling the dream of truly practical fill-ups on Interstate runs and vacations, without having to kill hours at every charging stop. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fill-up was in 1853

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“Fill-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fill-up. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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