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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfill up
he/she/itfills up
present participlefilling up
past tensefilled up
past participlefilled up

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  1. 1
    [transitive] same as fill1 (sense 1)
    Jenny kept filling my glass up with champagne.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] same as fill1 (sense 2)
    By eight o’clock the restaurant was beginning to fill up.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if you fill someone up, or if they fill up, they eat enough food so that they no longer feel hungry
    They filled me up with cakes and sandwiches.
    If you’re hungry, fill up on pasta or rice.
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