I have a dual track, and I need to fill one of the tracks with something busy, some kind of chatter.
By 2020, the U.S. will have 123 million high-skill jobs and fewer than 50 million people to fill them.
But younger Hong Kong residents rushed to fill the void and started a series of protests.
Do this and then do that, and then fill out forms that say you did what the rules required.
Connie (Kathy Burke) basically opens up her house for the dramatic society at Oxford to fill her life with young people.
All time seemed before them, and how better could he fill it?
I will sign you a blank cheque, which your uncle can fill up with the amount he has stolen.
How would it do to fill the tanks to sink us as far as we can go?
Season the mixture with salt and pepper and fill the shells with it.
Core large, tart apples and fill the cavities with the figs.
Old English fyllan "fill up, replenish, satisfy," from Proto-Germanic *fullijan (cf. Old Saxon fulljan, Old Norse fylla, Old Frisian fella, Dutch vullen, German füllen "to fill"), a derivative of adj. *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Related: Filled.
To fill the bill (1882) originally was U.S. theatrical slang, in reference to a star whose name would be the only one on a show's poster. To fill out "write in required matter" is recorded from 1880. Fill-in "substitute" (n.) is from 1918.
"a full supply," mid-13c., fille, from Old English fylle, from Proto-Germanic *fullin- (cf. Old High German fulli, German Fülle, Old Norse fyllr), noun of state from *fullaz "full" (see full (adj.)). Meaning "extra material in music" is from 1934.