fill up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fill up become full "The pool slowly filled with water","The theater filled up slowly"
    • v fill up make full, also in a metaphorical sense "fill a container","fill the child with pride"
    • v fill up eat until one is sated "He filled up on turkey"
    • v fill up fill or stop up "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
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  • John Gay
    “Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words.”
  • Horace Mann
    “Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.”
  • Jules Renard
    “Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Life must be filled up, and the man who is not capable of intellectual pleasures must content himself with such as his senses can afford.”


In literature:

Then the solicitors' seats filled up, and the magistrates' clerk bustled in to his table.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
When Percy and Co. returned, they found the pavilion was filling up, and, greatly to their delight, the front row was empty.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
One of them filled up that creek, and, as far as I can figure, it did rather more.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
But let me fill up your glasses, the wine will soon make you forget your mishaps.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
So fill up, fill up, and be genial!
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
Every one you met was "lousy" with it; threw it away with both hands, and fast as they emptied one pocket it filled up the others.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
We'll have to fill up somehow.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
As soon as they were gone, there were none who could succeed them or fill up their places, and the confederacies were immediately broken up.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I could not hear all, but still I could understand enough to fill up the rest.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I'm just filling up, like a man at a spring.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman

In poetry:

O Jesus, hear me! Let me speak to thee.
No fear oppresses me; for misery
Fills my heart up too full for any fear.
"Within and Without: Part V: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
I would the day might come, so waited for,
So patiently besought,
When I, returning, should fill up once more
Thy desolated thought;
"Regrets" by Alice Meynell
"Shall we wake Jesus?" asked one friend.
"Not yet," replied another.
But as they tried to row the boat
it filled up and up with water.
"We Show Our Love" by Doris Clore Demaree
A beggar through the world am I,
From place to place I wander by.
Fill up my pilgrim's scrip for me,
For Christ's sweet sake and charity!
"The Beggar" by James Russell Lowell
Then hand and hand we shall pass up the hill,
I say not down;
That twain go up, of love, who 've loved their fill,--
To gain love's crown.
"Love's Apotheosis" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I grasped him tight, and took him home —
What gladness filled my cup!
And I laughed, and just rolled over,
And laughed, and just give up.
"The Reunion" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

What's the best day to fill up your gas tank.
Food, wine, music fill up Taste of San Clemente.
Fill Up on Photoshop Freebies.
Fill Up on Fall Harvest.
Record high gas prices in California are sending drivers across the border to fill up , even as Oregon's prices go higher.
Fans fill up Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon before kickoff as the Missouri Tigers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Costco members fill up with discounted gasoline at a Costco gas station in Van Nuys, Calif, Friday, Oct 5, 2012.
Where can you walk to help fill up the area's food pantries.
Mailboxes fill up with TCAPS millage info.
Eating for Life Fill up on meat-free Guaca-Bella Fajitas.
Fill Up On TravelCenters Shares While They're Cheap.
Fill Up Your Tank and Your Tummy and Salute the Troops at Kangaroo Express.
Pull over here and fill up .
If you are on empty, fill up today.
Harrison twins fill up the highlight reels.

In science:

Filled circles denote the up spins and open circles denote the down spins.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Filled circles denote up spins; open circles denote down spins.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The outer circles denote the capillary tubes used to set up the matrix with 340 µm pitch. Right: Possible layout of 143 IFUs (filled squares) for a full VIRUS. The fill factor is 1/9.
Prototype development of the Integral-Field unit for VIRUS
Energy consumption and CO2 emission Since the early2000 a large number of data centers have been implemented in d ifferen t countries to fill up human needs through computational work, firing up the twins (i.e. power consumption and CO2 emission) again in picture.
The green grid saga - a green initiative to data centers: a review
Such capillaries fill up of the OSS blocks of anyone types.
Skeletal Structures of the Ocean, Hypotheses and Interpretation of the Phenomenon