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Fill Up

Fill Up appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Straps may pull if I fill up yams’ parts.
  • Did I fill up space dams?… a hobo has made caps pull if I did.
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Definition of the verb fill up

What does fill up mean as a doing phrase?

verb - inflections: filled up

  1. make full, also in a metaphorical sense
  2. become full
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of fill up: fill
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    • more specific terms:
      • water = fill with tears
      • flood = become filled to overflowing
      • rack up = supply a rack with feed for
  3. fill or stop up
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of fill up: close
    • more generic word: fill = plug with a substance
    • more specific terms:
  4. eat until one is sated
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of fill up: fill
    • more generic word: eat = take in solid food

Alternative definition of the verb fill up


  1. To make a container full.
  2. To become full.
  3. [idiomatic, colloquial] To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.
  4. To satisfy someone's hunger.
  5. [poker slang] To make a full house on the turn or the river.

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915)

by Cyrus Byington

intensive form, to fill up, Gen. 1: 28. alotowa, v. n., to be full, Matt. 6: 22. alotowa, pp., to be filled to the brim, Luke 1: 15. alotowa, ...

Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Fill up: To eat so much food that you cannot eat any more. E.g. Don't fill yourself up with cookies. 1291. Fill up: Food that's fills you up makes you feel as though you have eaten a lot when you have only eaten a.

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Video shows what fill up means. To make a container full.. To become full.. To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.. Fill up Meaning.

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Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. (Robert Frost)
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