The word ‘fill‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to become occupied.

For example:

  • The position has been filled. (become occupied)
  • The barmaid filled the wine glass to the top. (become occupied)


Fill is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is filled.

phrasal verbs with fill

Phrasal verbs with ‘fill’ include:

  • fill in for    
    meaning – a person acts in place of another
    example – I can’t believe no one is filling in for me whilst I’m on holiday.
  • fill in on
    meaning – give someone information
    example – Sir, I’ve filled them in on the section they missed.
  • fill in/out  
    meaning – complete a form
    example – You may leave once you’ve filled out all the necessary paperwork.
  • fill someone in
    meaning – inform someone of the most up to date information
    example – Karen filled me in on everything you discussed at the meeting.
  • fill up   
    meaning – fill to the top
    example – I’ve filled up the tank, I don’t want to run out of petrol on the M5.

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phrasal verbs with fill

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘fill’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with fill - fill in for
phrasal verbs with fill - fill in on
phrasal verbs with fill - fill in/out
phrasal verbs with fill - fill someone in
phrasal verbs with fill - fill up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with fill below.