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English definition of “fill”


verb [T]     /fɪl/
to employ someone to do a job : fill a vacancy/post/position It took us over a year to fill that vacancy .
to do a job : fill a vacancy/post/position A former state district judge will fill the vacancy created following the CEO's resignation . He was political editor of the Sunday Mirror , then filled the same role at Today newspaper .
to provide something such as a product or service that someone wants or needs : fill a gap/niche The theory is that the government's venture-capital funds can fill a gap in the market for start-ups .fill a demand/need A new business must fill both a need and a demand . Selling something people need but don't want is noble but not profitable .
to supply a customer with the product or service they have requested : The defence ministry called for bids to fill an order for 126 fighter jets .
(Definition of fill verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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