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English verb: fill up

1. fill up (change) make full, also in a metaphorical sense


SamplesFill a container.
Fill the child with pride.


ExamplesThey fill up the cart with boxes


Synonymsfill, make full


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bolster, brim, charge, clog, clutter, clutter up, complete, deluge, electrify, farce, fill again, flood, heap, impregnate, impregnate, infuse, ink, instill, inundate, lade, laden, line, load, load, load up, lube, lubricate, overfill, overload, pack, pad, populate, prime, refill, replenish, saturate, stuff, stuff, surcharge, swamp, tincture, top off


Causefill, fill up


Antonymsempty

2. fill up (change) become full


SamplesThe pool slowly filled with water.
The theater filled up slowly.


Synonymsfill


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)flood, rack up, water


Antonymsempty, discharge

3. fill up (contact) fill or stop up


SamplesCan you close the cracks with caulking?.


Synonymsclose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fill


Narrower (hyponym)coapt, conglutinate, plug, seal, secure, stop up

4. fill up (consumption) eat until one is sated


SamplesHe filled up on turkey.


Synonymsfill


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


Broader (hypernym)eat









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