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English verb: fill in

1. fill in (communication) supply with information on a specific topic

SamplesHe filled me in on the latest developments.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inform

2. fill in (creation) represent the effect of shade or shadow on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, paint

Narrower (hyponym)crosshatch

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. fill in (possession) be a substitute

SamplesThe young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague.
The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet.

Synonymsstand in, sub, substitute

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange

4. fill in (communication) write all the required information onto a form

SamplesFill out this questionnaire, please!.
Make out a form.

Synonymscomplete, fill out, make out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Entailget down, put down, set down, write down

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