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Meaning of “fill in” in the English Dictionary

"fill in" in British English

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fill in

phrasal verb with fill uk   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 ​jobtemporarily: The ​gymteacher 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   us   /fɪl/ verb [T]
[T] to write or ​typeinformation 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 ​shorttime: 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 ​shortperiod of ​time, for ​example, for someone who is ill
(Definition of fill in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fill in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 代替, 临时补缺…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代替, 臨時補缺…
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