fill up

fill up
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil uhp]
    • /fɪl ʌp/
    • /fɪl ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil uhp]
    • /fɪl ʌp/

Definitions of fill up words

  • noun fill up a full supply; enough to satisfy want or desire: to eat one's fill. 1
  • noun fill up an amount of something sufficient for filling; charge. 1
  • noun fill up Civil Engineering, Building Trades. a quantity of earth, stones, etc., for building up the level of an area of ground: These houses were built on fill. Compare backfill. 1
  • noun fill up the feed and water in the digestive tract of a livestock animal, especially that consumed before marketing. 1
  • verb with object fill up to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water. 1
  • verb with object fill up to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall. 1

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Origin of fill up

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; noun use of verb phrase fill up

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Parts of speech for Fill up


fill up popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fill up

verb fill up

  • swell — to grow in bulk, as by the absorption of moisture or the processes of growth.
  • overflow — to flow or run over, as rivers or water: After the thaw, the river overflows and causes great damage.
  • teem — to abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile (usually followed by with).
  • fill — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
  • spill — to cause or allow to run or fall from a container, especially accidentally or wastefully: to spill a bag of marbles; to spill milk.

Antonyms for fill up

verb fill up

  • deplete — To deplete a stock or amount of something means to reduce it.
  • discourage — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • de-energize — to disconnect (an electrical circuit) from its source
  • squander — to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully (often followed by away).
  • use — to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife.

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