fill up

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fill up (phrasal verb)

  1. To make something full.
  2. To fill the tank of a vehicle with fuel.
    It costs a fortune these days to fill up.
  3. To become full.
  4. To become tearful as a result of strong emotion.
  5. (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.
  6. To satisfy someone's hunger.
    Thanks for the chocolate cake - it really filled me up!
  7. (poker slang) To make a full house on the turn or the river.


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