half-fill

half-fill

vb (tr)
to fill (a vessel, place, etc) so that it holds or contains half its capacity
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half-fill


Past participle: half-filled
Gerund: half-filling

Imperative
half-fill
half-fill
Present
I half-fill
you half-fill
he/she/it half-fills
we half-fill
you half-fill
they half-fill
Preterite
I half-filled
you half-filled
he/she/it half-filled
we half-filled
you half-filled
they half-filled
Present Continuous
I am half-filling
you are half-filling
he/she/it is half-filling
we are half-filling
you are half-filling
they are half-filling
Present Perfect
I have half-filled
you have half-filled
he/she/it has half-filled
we have half-filled
you have half-filled
they have half-filled
Past Continuous
I was half-filling
you were half-filling
he/she/it was half-filling
we were half-filling
you were half-filling
they were half-filling
Past Perfect
I had half-filled
you had half-filled
he/she/it had half-filled
we had half-filled
you had half-filled
they had half-filled
Future
I will half-fill
you will half-fill
he/she/it will half-fill
we will half-fill
you will half-fill
they will half-fill
Future Perfect
I will have half-filled
you will have half-filled
he/she/it will have half-filled
we will have half-filled
you will have half-filled
they will have half-filled
Future Continuous
I will be half-filling
you will be half-filling
he/she/it will be half-filling
we will be half-filling
you will be half-filling
they will be half-filling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been half-filling
you have been half-filling
he/she/it has been half-filling
we have been half-filling
you have been half-filling
they have been half-filling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been half-filling
you will have been half-filling
he/she/it will have been half-filling
we will have been half-filling
you will have been half-filling
they will have been half-filling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been half-filling
you had been half-filling
he/she/it had been half-filling
we had been half-filling
you had been half-filling
they had been half-filling
Conditional
I would half-fill
you would half-fill
he/she/it would half-fill
we would half-fill
you would half-fill
they would half-fill
Past Conditional
I would have half-filled
you would have half-filled
he/she/it would have half-filled
we would have half-filled
you would have half-filled
they would have half-filled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Translations

half-fill

[ˌhɑːfˈfɪl] vtriempire a metà
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References in classic literature ?
Unfortunately, one young Italian, Peter, an impish soul, seeing me sitting solitary, stirred by a whim of the moment, half-filled a tumbler with wine and passed it to me.
He half-filled a second tumbler and shoved it across the table.
However, scarcely was the imperial power established -- that is, scarcely had the emperor re-entered the Tuileries and begun to issue orders from the closet into which we have introduced our readers, -- he found on the table there Louis XVIII.'s half-filled snuff-box, -- scarcely had this occurred when Marseilles began, in spite of the authorities, to rekindle the flames of civil war, always smouldering in the south, and it required but little to excite the populace to acts of far greater violence than the shouts and insults with which they assailed the royalists whenever they ventured abroad.
A huge driving-wheel and a shaft half-filled with rubbish showed the position of an abandoned mine.
"There they go, like dogs with so many half-filled shot-pouches dangling at their tails, and no fear of their breaking their order; for what the brutes in the rear didn't hear with their own ears, they'll conceit they did: besides, if they change their minds, it may be no hard matter to get the Jack to sing the rest of his tune!"
Here, on a shelf, were a multitude of phials, half-filled with old apothecaries' stuff, which, when the other half had done its business on Peter's ancestors, had been brought hither from the death chamber.
There now, the trays are ready, and everything in but my ball dress, which I shall leave for Mother to pack," said Meg, cheering up, as she glanced from the half-filled trunk to the many times pressed and mended white tarlatan, which she called her `ball dress' with an important air.
Method: Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the ingredients and shake vigorously.
6 Choose a large pot that the pudding will fit in and allow enough space to half-fill with water.
Using a blender or a hand-held blender, whizz until smooth (only half-fill the blender and be careful, as hot soup scalds).
Half-fill a wide bowl with warm water from the tap.
Add cases to a 12-hole muffin tin and half-fill them with the batter.