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Definition of fill in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fill in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

fill in (for somebody)

 
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to do someone's job for a short time while they are not there

    fill somethingin

     
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  1. 1 to fill something completely The hole was filled in.
  2. 2to spend time doing something while waiting for something more important He filled in the rest of the day watching television.
  3. 3to complete a drawing, etc. by covering the space inside the outline with color

fill somebody in (on something)

 
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to tell someone about something that has happened
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fill in