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- (transitive) To make (something) completely full.
- (intransitive) To fill the tank of a vehicle with fuel.
- It costs a fortune these days to fill up.
- (intransitive) To become completely full.
- (intransitive) To become tearful as a result of strong emotion.
- (idiomatic, colloquial) To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.
- 1967, Lennon–McCartney (lyrics and music), “Getting Better”, in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, performed by The Beatles:
- The teachers that taught me weren't cool. / You're holding me down, / Turning me 'round, / Filling me up with your rules.
- (transitive) To satisfy the hunger of (someone).
- Thanks for the chocolate cake – it really filled me up!
- (intransitive, reflexive) To satisfy one's hunger; to stop being hungry.
- 2008 October, David Schipper, “Outsmart your stomach: Seven ways to fill your gut—and lose it, too”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 8, ISSN 1054-4836, page 135:
- We've scoured these science and tapped the top experts to help you learn how to do just that. Use these seven simple strategies, and you'll fill up without filling out.
- (poker slang) To make a full house on the turn or the river.
to make full
to fill the tank of a vehicle with fuel
to become full
to satisfy hunger
poker slang: to make a full house on the turn or the river