Translation of "fill" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /fɪl/ us /fɪl/

A2 to make a container or space full, or to become full

He filled the bucket with water.
The bath should fill in five minutes.

B1 If people or things fill a space, or if a space fills with people or things, there are a lot of them in it.

Shouts filled the air.
The streets filled with tourists.

B1 If light, sound, or a smell fills a place, you can easily notice it.

The smell of smoke filled the room.

(Translation of “fill” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /fil/

to put (something) into (until there is no room for more); to make full

She filled the cupboard with books
The news filled him with joy.

to become full

His eyes filled with tears.

to satisfy (a condition, requirement etc)

Does he fill all our requirements?

to put something in a hole (in a tooth etc) to stop it up

The dentist filled two of my teeth yesterday.
filled adjective

having been filled

a filled tart.
filler noun

a tool or instrument used for filling something, especially for conveying liquid into a bottle.


material used to fill cracks in a wall etc.

filling noun

anything used to fill

empaste; relleno
The filling has come out of my tooth
He put an orange filling in the cake.
filling-station noun

(British ) a place where petrol is sold; gas station(American)

fill in phrasal verb

to add or put in (whatever is needed to make something complete)

Now that we know in general what happened, we need to fill in the details.

to complete (forms, application etc) by putting in the information required

Have you filled in your tax form yet?

to give (someone) all the necessary information

poner al corriente
I’ve been away – can you fill me in on what has been happening?

to occupy (time)

hacer (tiempo)
She had several cups of coffee at the cafeteria to fill in the time until the train left.

to do another person’s job temporarily

I’m filling in for her secretary.
fill up phrasal verb

to make or become completely full

I need to fill the car up with petrol.

(Translation of “fill” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)