fill (something) to (some point)

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fill (something) to (some point)

To insert or place something inside something else, but only to a certain stopping point. Often said of liquids. Well, no wonder she spilled her juice—you filled her cup all the way to the brim! Only fill the box up to here—otherwise, it will be too heavy to carry.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fill something to something

to add material to something up to a certain point. Fill the barrel up to here and no higher. Please fill the glass to the top.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The entire fill process including staff, equipment and process flow was carefully mapped and key target points during both filtration and filling to be addressed were identified.
The ADAMS 12 boosts filling to 33 bags per minute, making it the fastest powder filling bagger available for plastic bags.
Three of these approaches are well known: gas counterpressure, a movable core or cavity that withdraws after filling to allow foaming, and a textured mold surface to hide swirls or bubbles.
The simulation predicted filling to be even and docile, but it also showed two areas of possible shrinkage [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED].
One of the most important considerations for a Parco filling is water activity, the rate at which moisture migrates from the filling to the cookie dough; too much water activity means a soggy cookie.
Masking screens also allow for a final screening of the sand just prior to flask filling to remove only tramp materials.