- cause (a space or container) to become full or almost full；become full
- an amount of something which is as much as one wants or can bear；an amount of something which will occupy all the space in a container
verb: fill, 3rd person present: fills, gerund or present participle: filling, past tense: filled, past participle: filled
noun: fill, plural noun: one's fills
- 1. cause (a space or container) to become full or almost full I filled the bottle with water the office was filled with reporters 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ become full Elinor's eyes filled with tears
- ▪ insert material to block or close (a gap or opening) road engineers planned to fill the hole with concrete he said the scheme would fill a gap in the market
- ▪ block up (a cavity in a tooth) with cement, amalgam, or gold.
- ▪ (of the wind) blow into (a sail), causing it to curve outwards.
- ▪ (of a sail) curve out tautly from its supports as the wind blows into it.
- 2. become an overwhelming presence in; pervade a pungent smell of garlic filled the air smoke filled the room 同義詞
- ▪ occupy or take up (a period of time) the next few days were filled with meetings I had to find something to do to fill my time this summer
- ▪ cause (someone) to experience a strong emotion or feeling his presence filled us with foreboding
- 3. appoint a person to hold (a vacant post) the board contacted him to say they had already filled the position
- ▪ hold and perform the expected duties of (a post or role) he had filled the post in an acting capacity for some time she fills the role of the “good” child 同義詞
- ▪ satisfy or fulfil (a want or need) community land trusts are a way to fill the pressing need for housing 同義詞
- 4. North American be supplied with the items described in (a prescription or order) she needed to fill a prescription
- 5. (in poker) complete (a good hand) by drawing the necessary cards.
- 1. an amount of something which is as much as one wants or can bear we have eaten our fill I've had my fill of surprises for one day
- 2. an amount of something which will occupy all the space in a container a fill of tobacco
- ▪ material, typically loose or compacted, which fills a space, especially in building or engineering work loose polystyrene fill
- ▪ the action of filling something, especially of shading in a region of a computer graphics display.
- 3. (in popular music) a short interjected phrase on a particular instrument country-tinged guitar fills