fill in
verb Date: 1840 transitive verb 1. to enrich (as a design) with detail 2. to give necessary or recently acquired information to <
I'll fill you in
>
intransitive verb to fill a vacancy usually temporarily <
interns filled in for regular staffers
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fill in — {v.} 1. To write words needed in blanks; put in; fill. * /You should fill in all the blanks on an application for a job./ 2. {informal} To tell what you should know. * /The new boy didn t know the rules so Bob filled him in./ * /The teacher… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill in — {v.} 1. To write words needed in blanks; put in; fill. * /You should fill in all the blanks on an application for a job./ 2. {informal} To tell what you should know. * /The new boy didn t know the rules so Bob filled him in./ * /The teacher… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Fill-In — Un fill in (littéralement : remplissage) est une technique utilisée dans plusieurs domaines différents : En musique, une ligne mélodique ou rythmique ajoutée optionellement qui s’utilise dans le rock et dans le jazz a partir de 1975. Le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fill-in — ˈfill in noun [countable] informal a person who does another person s job for a short period of time, because the other person is not there: • I was just a fill in when she wasn t available. * * * fill in UK US noun [C] WORKPLACE ► a person who… …   Financial and business terms

  • fill in — (something) 1. to give written answers to questions on a computer or on paper. Fill in the entire form and then click “submit.” If you have left out a date, first name, or other information, fill it in. 2. to complete a plan or idea. That s the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fill in — [v1] answer in writing advise, apprise, clue, complete, fill out, inform, insert, notify, post, sign, tell, warn, write in; concepts 45,79 Ant. leave blank fill in [v2] act as substitute deputize, insinuate, interject, interpose, replace,… …   New thesaurus

  • Fill-In — bezeichnet: eine musikalische Ausschmückung, siehe Fill (Musik) das Ausfüllen von Outlines (Graffiti) ein Knobelspiel, siehe Fill In (Knobelspiel) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fill-in —   [englisch/amerikanisch, fɪl ɪn; sinngemäß »einwerfen, füllen«], zwischen den melodischen Phrasen (in Atemzäsuren bzw. Pausen) eingestreute, akzentuierte Akkorde oder Melodiefloskeln bei weiterlaufendem Beat in der Rhythmusgruppe (kein Break);… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fill in — fill (someone) in to give someone information that they want or need. We filled her in on all the latest family news. I ve asked Andy to fill in the marketing team about plans for the fall …   New idioms 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 1) make (a hole) completely full of material. 2) complete (a form) by adding information. 3) inform more fully of a matter. 4) act as a substitute. Main Entry: ↑fill …   English terms dictionary

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