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fill a/the void

To replace someone or something that is absent or missing. No, we got that project done—Rebecca filled the void while you were on vacation. If Mike doesn't play sports this year, what will fill the void besides his trouble-making friends?
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Young players are trying to fill a void and in some cases they have, and in some cases they haven't.
When you have players out there trying to fill a void, that inexperience will show up at times.
In the March 9 PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Anthony Rosatoand his co-workers conclude that the size difference among balls makes it more likely that a small, rather than a large, ball will fill a void that may open during the shaking process; for a large ball to move down in the can, several small balls must simultaneously move out of the way, whereas it only takes the movement of one large ball to create a void that several small balls can fall into.
Officials say they are seeking to fill a void in the northeast San Fernando Valley, which has few performance outlets.
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