One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) put on weight to a noticeable extent.
grow fatter, become plumper, become rounder, flesh out, put on weight, gain weight, get heavierView synonyms
- ‘If your body fills out really quickly, sometimes your skin can't renew itself fast enough to keep up.’
- ‘She has filled out, although she hasn't grown.’
- ‘He's getting his color back, filling out a little.’
- ‘But I really feel that when he fills out he's going to be a force to be reckoned with.’
- ‘When Jack grows a bit more, fills out and becomes older, he could be an excellent prospect for the world of snooker.’
- ‘Viewers were also curious to see how these kids would handle growing up, filling out, and breaking out.’
- ‘Rugby players, after they have filled out to their hop-assisted unnatural weight, don't go to games.’
- ‘That's seven pounds north of their last clash at welterweight, and oddsmakers figure the taller De La Hoya fills out better, and will be the bigger man.’
- ‘It is a simple repetitive action that should stand up well under pressure, and I can only see it getting better as he matures and fills out a bit.’
- ‘In the course of time Cora has filled out and is now one of the strongest players in the game.’
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