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English definition of “fill”

fill

verb
 
 
/fɪl/
MAKE FULL [I, T] (also fill up) A2 to make a container or space full, or to become full: He filled the bucket with water. I made a drink while the bath was filling. Her eyes filled up with tears when she heard the news.Filling and completing
TAKE SPACE [T] B1 If people or things fill a place, there are a lot of them in it: The streets were filled with tourists. Dark clouds filled the sky.Filling and completing
BE NOTICEABLE [T] B1 If light, sound, or a smell fills a place, you can easily notice it: The smell of smoke filled the room.Filling and completing
fill sb with anger/joy/pride, etc B2 to make someone feel very angry/happy/proud, etc: The thought of losing him filled her with fear.Strong feelings
fill a post/position/vacancy B2 to give someone a new job: They still haven't filled the vacancy.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
fill a need/gap/demand to provide something that people need or wantFilling and completingGiving, providing and supplying
(Definition of fill verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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