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fill in the blank

1. To provide information or details, usually by actually writing something in a blank space on a test, form, etc. Fill in the blank with what you think is the correct answer.
2. To figure something out; to determine an answer to something that was previously unknown. My parents may not know who dented the car now, but they'll fill in the blank eventually.
See also: blank, fill
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Ben-Hanan's boss has no reservations about him filling in the blanks for the network's success.
The subjects were trained to study the test types in a more systematic way such as; reading the whole text to get the gist before filling in the blanks and filling in the blanks according to the part of the speech.