Meaning of “fill in” in the English Dictionary

"fill in" in British English

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fill in

phrasal verb with fill uk /fɪl/ us /fɪl/ verb

(Definition of “fill in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fill in" in American English

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fill in

phrasal verb with fill us /fɪl/ verb [ I/T ]

(REPLACE)

to do someone else’s job temporarily:

The gym teacher was sick today, so a substitute filled in for her.

(Definition of “fill in” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fill in" in Business English

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fill in

phrasal verb with fill uk /fɪl/ us verb [ T ]

[ T ] to write or type information on a document in spaces that are provided for it:

Companies will encourage customers to fill in questionnaires about themselves.
Please print off a copy of the agreement, fill it in, sign it and send it back.

[ I ] to do the work of someone else for a short time:

fill in for sb I asked Agnes to fill in for me while I went for lunch.
When you're off sick, someone else has to fill in.

[ T ] to tell someone something they do not know, especially something that happened when they were not there:

I haven't seen the latest report, so perhaps you could fill me in?
fill sb in on sth Josh filled me in on what had been agreed at the meeting.

fill-innoun [ C ]

uk us WORKPLACE

a person who does a job for a short period of time, for example, for someone who is ill

(Definition of “fill in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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