What does fill in mean?

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fill in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-inverb

    someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

    "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

  2. fill inverb

    supply with information on a specific topic

    "He filled me in on the latest developments"

  3. shade, fill inverb

    represent the effect of shade or shadow on

  4. substitute, sub, stand in, fill inverb

    be a substitute

    "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"

  5. complete, fill out, fill in, make outverb

    write all the required information onto a form

    "fill out this questionnaire, please!"; "make out a form"


  1. fill inverb

    To fill; to replace material that is absent or has been removed.

  2. fill inverb

    To inform somebody, especially to supply someone missing or missed information.

  3. fill inverb

    To substitute for somebody or something.

  4. fill inverb

    To complete a form or questionnaire with requested information.


  1. fill in

    "Fill in" is a phrasal verb that typically means providing information that is lacking or missing in a certain space or subject matter. This can be through literally filling in a blank area on a form or document, or it could be metaphorically filling in someone on a situation, conversation or event they were not present for. It's about supplying what is needed to make something complete or fully understood.

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  1. in-fill

  2. infill

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fill in in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fill in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fill in in a Sentence

  1. Brad Hodson:

    It is easier just to go sick because you don't have to fill in reports.

  2. Sean Hannity:

    I’m sweating profusely, thinking, ‘I’m never getting invited back here again,’ but they used me a bit to fill in for him and it was such a great opportunity, I couldn’t believe it. I’m very grateful and thankful that he helped… it certainly raised my profile a lot.

  3. Chris Barron:

    They believe that Trump is somehow this autocratic despot and they're waiting for any words that fill in that narrative.

  4. Pamela Card:

    Pamela Card have to fill in a simple form, they asked for an ID to confirm Pamela Card name, I showed my Mexican national ID and that was all.

  5. Bennie Thompson:

    So in that respect... Ivanka Trump have been able to systematically, with Ivanka Trump depositions and interviewing of other witnesses, Ivanka Trump've been able to fill in a lot of the gaps.

Translations for fill in

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  • llenarSpanish
  • tuurata, saattaa ajan tasalleFinnish
  • vervangenDutch
  • замещать, давать более полную информацию, заместитьRussian
  • 填写Chinese

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