Definition of Fill up

1. Verb. Make full, also in a metaphorical sense. "They fill up the cart with boxes "; "Fill the child with pride"

2. Verb. Become full. "The theater filled up slowly"
Exact synonyms: Fill
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Water, Flood, Rack Up
Antonyms: Empty
Derivative terms: Fill, Filling

3. Verb. Fill or stop up. "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
Exact synonyms: Close
Generic synonyms: Fill
Specialized synonyms: Seal, Plug, Secure, Stop Up, Coapt, Conglutinate
Derivative terms: Closing, Closure

4. Verb. Eat until one is sated. "He filled up on turkey"
Exact synonyms: Fill
Generic synonyms: Eat

Definition of Fill up

1. Verb. To make a container full. ¹

2. Verb. To become full. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic colloquial) To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging. ¹

4. Verb. To satisfy someone's hunger. ¹

5. Verb. (poker slang) To make a full house on the turn or the river. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fill Up

fill again
fill in
fill in the blank
fill material
fill music
fill one's hand
fill or kill
fill or kills
fill out
fill soil
fill someone's shoes
fill the bill
fill up (current term)
fille de chambre
filled in
filled out
filled pause
filled pauses
filled the bill

Literary usage of Fill up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"Then fill up your cup, and I'll fill up my can— A fig for the Whigs, and their master King Dan; We shall soon see them both to the ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Come fill up my cup, etc. As he rode down the sanctified bends of the Bow, ... Come fill up my cup, come fill up my can, Come saddle the horses and call up ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"We may therefore always expect to be able to fill up the raps in one district from the more complete geological formations of another. In fig. ..."

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