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fill

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained
  • fill the basket with apples

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2 to close up so that no empty spaces remain
  • before starting to paint, fill all the cracks with putty

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3 to do what is required by the terms of
  • orders received by this date will be filled in time for Christmas delivery of the merchandise

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fill

noun

Synonyms of fill (Entry 2 of 2)

soft material that is used to fill the hollow parts of something
  • we ripped the tag off years ago, so we have no idea what the fill in that pillow is

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The first known use of fill was before the 12th century

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“Fill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fill. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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