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  • v. : To complete a form or questionnaire with requested information.
  • v. : To have one's physique expand with maturity or with surplus weight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make fat or plump
  • v. line or stuff with soft material
  • v. make bigger or better or more complete
  • v. become round, plump, or shapely
  • v. supplement what is thought to be deficient
  • v. write all the required information onto a form


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