fill away
intransitive verb Date: 1645 1. to trim a sail to catch the wind 2. to proceed on the course especially after being brought up in the wind

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  • fill away — intransitive verb 1. : to trim a sail so that it will catch the wind full 2. : to proceed on the course especially after being brought up in the wind the fleet had … begun to fill away on a northerly course S.E.Morison …   Useful english dictionary

  • fill — fillable, adj. /fil/, v.t. 1. to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water. 2. to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall. 3. to supply to an extreme degree or plentifully: to fill …   Universalium

  • fill — /fɪl / (say fil) verb (t) 1. to make full; put as much as can be held into. 2. to occupy to the full capacity: water filled the basin; the crowd filled the hall. 3. to supply to fullness or plentifully: to fill a house with furniture; to fill the …   Australian English dictionary

  • fill-in — n [singular] BrE informal someone who does someone else s job because that person is not there ▪ I m here as a fill in while Robert s away …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fill-in — fill ,in noun count someone who does another person s work while they are away …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fill-in — noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult) (Freq. 2) the star had a stand in for dangerous scenes we need extra employees for summer fill ins • Syn: ↑stand in, ↑substitute, ↑relief, ↑reliever, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fill — fill1 W1S1 [fıl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(become/make full)¦ 2¦(large thing/number)¦ 3¦(sound/smell/light)¦ 4¦(emotions)¦ 5¦(provide something)¦ 6¦(spend time)¦ 7¦(perform a job)¦ 8¦(crack/hole)¦ 9 fill yourself (up)/fill your face …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fill — fill1 [ fıl ] verb *** ▸ 1 make something full ▸ 2 become full of something ▸ 3 put something in hole/gap ▸ 4 about sound/smell/light ▸ 5 be given job/position ▸ 6 feel emotion strongly ▸ 7 spend time doing something ▸ 8 put something in hole in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fill in — verb 1. supply with information on a specific topic (Freq. 4) He filled me in on the latest developments • Hypernyms: ↑inform • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody 2. represent the effect of shade or shadow on (Freq. 1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fill — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by with) make or become full. 2 tr. occupy completely; spread over or through; pervade. 3 tr. block up (a cavity or hole in a tooth) with cement, amalgam, gold, etc.; drill and put a filling into (a decayed… …   Useful english dictionary

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