fill
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fill(
fihl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to fill up)
a. llenar (container)
Fill my glass with more of that delicious wine.Llena mi vaso con más de ese vino delicioso.
b. rellenar (hole)
We need to fill the holes in the wall before listing the house.Necesitamos rellenar los hoyos en la pared antes de poner la casa a la venta.
c. tapar (hole)
The workers will fill the pothole with concrete tomorrow.Los obreros taparán el bache con concreto mañana.
d. empastar (tooth)
I had to have a tooth filled when I went to the dentist yesterday.Me tuvieron que empastar un diente cuando fui al dentista ayer.
e. emplomar (tooth)
If we don't fill this cavity, the whole tooth could rot.Si no emplomamos esta caries, el diente entero podría deteriorarse.
2. (to supply)
a. surtir
We're going to fill the prescription at the nearest pharmacy.Vamos a surtir la receta en la farmacia más cercana.
b. despachar (an order)
That company fills at least 50 orders per day.Esa empresa despacha por lo menos 50 órdenes al día.
3. (to take up)
a. llenar (space)
The boxes completely filled the car.Las cajas llenaron el coche completamente.
b. ocupar (time)
I fill what little free time I have with exercise.Ocupo el poco tiempo libre que tengo con ejercicio.
4. (to staff)
a. cubrir
I'm sorry, we already filled that position in the company.Lo siento, ya cubrimos ese puesto en la empresa.
5. (to fulfill)
a. satisfacer
This player really fills a need they had in their defense.Este jugador verdaderamente satisface una necesidad en su defensa.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to become full)
a. llenarse
Our eyes filled with tears when we heard the news.Nuestros ojos se llenaron de lágrimas cuando oímos las noticias.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (filling)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This coat's fill is 100% goose down.El relleno de este abrigo es 100% plumón de ganso.
8. (allotted portion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The kids had their fill of cake at the party.Los niños se hartaron de pastel en la fiesta.
You've had your fill of wine; maybe you should stop drinking.Has tenido suficiente vino; quizá deberías dejar de beber.
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fill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
to eat one's fillcomer hasta reventar
2. (fig)
a.
to have had one's fill of somethingestar harto(a) de algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (container)
a. llenar
4. (gap, hole)
a. rellenar
to fill somebody's glassllenar el vaso a alguien
to be filled with admiration/hopeestar lleno(a) de admiración/esperanza
to fill a vacancycubrir una vacante
I had a tooth filledme hicieron un empaste or
5. (occupy; time)
a. ocupar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (become full)
a. llenarse
her eyes filled with tearsse le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas
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fill [fɪl]
transitive verb
1 (make full) [+container] llenar;with de
fill a saucepan with water llenar un cazo de agua; I am filled with admiration for her achievements sus logros me llenan de admiración; he was filled with remorse estaba lleno de remordimiento; he was filled with despair estaba desesperado
One falls back on the bed filled with despair she filled a flask with tea let me fill your cup for you to fill o.s. (with) they drank coffee and filled themselves with cake filled with [admiration] (for)
the wind filled the sails el viento henchía las velas
2 (occupy) [+space] llenar;with de; [+time] ocupar
his plays always fill the theatres sus obras siempre llenan los teatros; airlines can always fill seats in the summer las compañías aéreas siempre logran ocupar las plazas en verano; rooms filled with furniture habitaciones (f) llenas de muebles; shouts filled the air resonaron unos gritos en el aire; the house was filled with the smell of burning el olor a quemado invadía la casa; she needs a routine to fill her day le hace falta una rutina que le llene el día; the text fills 231 pages el texto ocupa 231 páginas
he lengthened his speech to fill the allotted time it's nothing important - just a way of filling time looking after four children totally fills my time rows of cabinets filled the room four museum buildings filled with artefacts
3 (plug) [+cavity, hole] rellenar; tapar;with con; llenar;with de; [+tooth] empastar; emplomar; (S. Cone)with con; [+gap, vacuum] llenar
she filled a gap in his life ella llenó un hueco en su vida
fill small holes with wood filler
4 (fulfill) [+need] cubrir; satisfacer; [+requirement] llenar; satisfacer; [+role] cumplir; desempeñar
she filled the role of dutiful wife that fills the bill day-care programmes fill a need in the community
5 (supply) [+order] despachar
6 (appoint sb to) [+vacancy] cubrir; [+post] ocupar
the position is already filled la vacante ya está cubierta
have you filled the vacancy yet?
she was chosen to fill the post of Education Secretary la eligieron para ocupar el puesto de Ministra de Educación
he is having problems filling the vacancies we need to fill the post as soon as possible With this second nominee, the president attempted to put an end to the embarrassing and much-troubled search for someone to fill the post to fill a [post] (well)
intransitive verb
1 llenarse;with de
the room filled with smoke la habitación se llenó de humo; her eyes filled with tears los ojos se le llenaron de lágrimas
the room filled with sunlight the hole filled with water and mud their lungs filled with fluid
2 [+sails] henchirse
noun
1 (sufficiency)
to eat/drink one's fill (of sth) comer/beber (algo) hasta saciarse; hartarse de comer/beber (algo)
for £5 you can eat your fill of pizza and salad the lion drank its fill, shook its mane and slouched off the pigs had eaten their fill of the rotting fruit In her nun's habit, Ingrid could eat her fill of sundaes without worry
to have had one's fill of sth haberse hartado de algo; estar harto de algo
I've had my fill of listening to her I haven't had my fill of this summer yet
2 (gravel, stones) relleno (m)
a pile of fill a fill of [tobacco]
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