- 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 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