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  • v. To make a container full.
  • v. To become full.
  • v. To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.
  • v. To satisfy someone's hunger.
  • v. To make a full house on the turn or the river.

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

  • v. make full, also in a metaphorical sense
  • v. fill or stop up
  • v. become full
  • v. eat until one is sated


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • You may choose to fill up on food loaded with sugar, in particular, because eating carbohydrate-heavy foods boosts levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood.

    The Life You Want

  • Being responsible for fixing the entire world and all the people in it can fill up a daytimer really fast and leave little time for the good life.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • After the post of Rector was reportedly filled with express speed after a phone call from the Chief Minister's pashy, a few days ago, a Minister from a neighbouring district has made the AU administration fill up the posts of a Dean and a Director with professors of his choice.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • In the twenty-by-twenty-foot space loom four walls of filing cabinets—enough to easily fill up the four walls in your local 7-Eleven—packed with patient files that, twenty years ago, would have fit neatly into a few metal drawers.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • That exercise turned into a game of mulligans and do-overs: fill up the bags—then, in anger, kick the leftovers still on the floor—dump the bags, then try different combinations in different duffels.

    Paradise General

  • I signed onto IM and watched my buddy list fill up with the usual assortment of half-strangers, insomniacs, people who accidentally left their computers on at work, and…no one.

    Miss Misery

  • Half the sand traps lack drains, so they fill up with water when it rains, golf course superintendent Steven Barber said.

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  • It was an integral part of the Liturgy, that is to say it was not introduced to fill up time whilst other things were going on, but was listened to by clergy and people alike, and in this it differs from the antiphonal chant, which was merely an accompaniment to various actions and ceremonies, e.g. the Introit,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • His holds were loaded with Gallic iron-tired wagon wheels, copper pots from Nearer Spain, some firkins of garum flavoring, and, to fill up the spaces, linen canvas from the lands of the Petrocorii.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • As a matter of fact, they are occupying valuable space my firm contracted to fill up with more useful cargo than a lot of thieving, rum-swilling twiddle-poops not clever enough to get into the Navy nor rich enough to get into the Army!

    Morgan’s Run


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