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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


2. fill up (change) become full

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


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?.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)eat

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