Synonyms of fill
1 top upDictionary • While the bath was filling, he undressed.
2 swellDictionary • Your lungs fill with air.
swell • The limbs swell to an enormous size.
expand • Water expands as it freezes.
inflate • He jumped into the sea and inflated the liferaft.
extend • They have added three new products to extend their range.
balloon • The budget deficit has ballooned to $25 million.
fatten • The creature continued to grow and fatten.
3 packDictionary • Thousands of people filled the streets.
pack • All her possessions were packed into the back of her car.
crowd • A group of journalists were crowded into a minibus.
squeeze • Somehow they managed to squeeze into the tight space.
cram • She crammed her mouth with nuts.
throng • They throng the beaches in July and August.
4 stockDictionary • I fill the shelves in a supermarket until 12pm.
stock • I worked stocking shelves in a grocery store.
supply • an agreement not to supply chemical weapons to these countries
store • storing away cash that will come in useful later on
pack • They offered me a job packing goods in a warehouse.
load • The three men had finished loading the truck.
furnish • Many proprietors try to furnish their hotels with antiques.
replenish • stock to replenish the shelves
5 plugDictionary • Fill the holes with plaster.
plug • Crews are working to plug a major oil leak.
close • The government has closed the border crossing.
stop • I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
seal • McLaren are close to sealing a deal with Renault.
6 saturateDictionary • The barn was filled with the smell of hay.
saturate • If the filter has been saturated with motor oil, discard it.
charge • a performance that was charged with energy
pervade • the corruption that pervades every stratum of society
permeate • The water will eventually permeate through the surrounding concrete.
imbue • He is able to imbue his listeners with enthusiasm.
impregnate • plastic impregnated with a light-absorbing dye
suffuse • A dull red flash suffused Selby's face.
7 fulfilDictionary • She filled the role of diplomat's wife for many years.
hold • She has never held a ministerial post.
perform • Each part of the engine performs a different function.
occupy • The tombs occupy two thirds of the church.
execute • The landing was skilfully executed.
discharge • the quiet competence with which he discharged his many duties
officiate • Bishop Silvester officiated at the funeral.
8 satisfyDictionary • They filled themselves with chocolate cake. often with up
satisfy • The pace of change has not been quick enough to satisfy everyone.
stuff • wallets stuffed with dollars
gorge • Three men were gorging themselves on grouse and watermelon.
glut • The pond was glutted with fish.
satiate • There is enough fruit to satiate several children.
sate • children happily sated with ice cream
9 completeDictionary • Thank you for filling the order so promptly.
complete • He had just completed his first novel.
implement • The government promised to implement a new system to control loan institutions.
fulfil • He is too ill to fulfil his duties.
execute • We are going to execute our campaign plan to the letter.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ fill in for someone
▷ fill out
PHRASE:▷ your fill
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balloonWhen something balloons, it increases rapidly in amount.
• The budget deficit has ballooned to $25 million. • Her weight ballooned from 8 stone to 11 stone.
• a performance that was charged with energy
closeTo close a road or border means to block it in order to prevent people from using it.
• The government has closed the border crossing.
Thesaurus for fill from the Collins English Thesaurus
to make or become full
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