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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.

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  1. in-fill, 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. Ramin Setoodeh:

    The View has had two successful conservative co-hosts in its 24-year history, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Meghan McCain, it's the most difficult seat to fill. In between, the ratings reflected the show wasn't working. ABC News producers kept hiring conservatives - such as Candace Cameron Bure and Jedediah Bila - who viewers found to be conciliatory to the other co-hosts. The secret formula is finding a Republican who actually disagrees about policy and politics, but the more liberal stars of the show openly resent that.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    Instead of expanding and bringing in more people to help, instead, Elizabeth Warren campaign relentlessly attacks everyone who asks a question or tries to fill in details about how to actually make this work.

  3. 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.

  4. Ian Kerner:

    Playboy was sort of the Norman Rockwell of porn, these days, we have not pictures, but motion pictures. Nothing is left to the imagination. You don't have to fill in the blanks.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    On this trip I'm seeking to fill in some details on those commitments and continue the momentum toward implementation of what the two leaders promised each other and the world.

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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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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. scrutiny
    • B. bowel
    • C. endeavor
    • D. intelligence

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