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verb fill pronunciation in British English /fɪl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfill
he/she/itfills
present participlefilling
past tensefilled
past participlefilled
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  1. 1

    fill

    or

    fill up

    [transitive] to make something full

    Let me fill your glass.

    The hut was filled with thick smoke.

    fill something with something:

    She filled the bowl with warm water.

  2. 2

    fill

    or

    fill up

    [intransitive] to become full of something
    fill with:

    The bar was slowly filling with people.

    Katherine’s eyes filled with tears.

  3. 3

    fill

    or

    fill in

    [transitive] to put something into a hole or gap so that the hole or gap no longer exists

    We used cement to fill the cracks.

  4. 4
    [transitive] if sound, smell, or light fills a place, it is very strong or noticeable
    fill something with something:

    The air was filled with the scent of roses.

  5. 5
    [transitive] if someone fills a job or position, they are given that job or position
  6. 6
    [transitive] if something fills you with a particular emotion, you feel that emotion very strongly
    fill someone with something:

    The sound of his voice filled me with dread.

    His heart was filled with joy.

  7. 7
    [transitive] if you fill a period of time, you spend it doing something

    She didn’t know how to fill her days.

  8. 8
    [transitive] to repair a tooth by putting a hard substance into a hole in it

    Most of my teeth have already been filled.

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