- 1(of buildings) to fill the spaces around or between other buildings; to be filled in this way The motel has remained in place for more than 50 years as development has infilled around it. infill something (with something) We passed shabby old housing infilled with trendy new apartment blocks.
- 2to fill a space in something; to be filled by something infill something (with something) The timber frame is infilled with straw bales. infill with something The cracks subsequently infilled with sand.
BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪl//[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they infill
BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪl//he / she / it infills
BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪlz//past simple infilled
BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪld//past participle infilled
BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪld//-ing form infilling
BrE BrE//ˈɪnfɪlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfɪlɪŋ//