fill up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theyfill up
he/she/itfills up
present participlefilling up
past tensefilled up
past participlefilled up
  1. 1
    [transitive] same as fill1 (sense 1)
  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.

See also main entry: fill