Definition of fill in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


fill in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to do somebody’s job for a short time while they are not there
  1. 1   (British English) to complete a form, etc. by writing information on it to fill in an application form To order, fill in the coupon on p 54.
  2. 2  to fill something completely The hole has been filled in.
  3. 3to spend time doing something while waiting for something more important He filled in the rest of the day watching television.
  4. 4to complete a drawing, etc. by covering the space inside the outline with colour

fill somebody in (on something)

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to tell somebody about something that has happened
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fill in