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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?
See also: fill, void
References in classic literature ?
The Christian is composed by the belief of a wise, all-ruling Father, whose presence fills the void unknown with light and order; but to the man who has dethroned God, the spirit-land is, indeed, in the words of the Hebrew poet, "a land of darkness and the shadow of death," without any order, where the light is as darkness.
At each woman's lowest point on the road to recovery, a handsome interloper, usually in the form of a chocolate-brown, sensitive and sensual man, fills the void she's been using weekly shopping sprees to satiate.
"The Toshiba Pocket PC e570 is a strategic mobile computing device that fills the void between notebook PCs and cellular technology," said Steve Andler, vice president of marketing, Toshiba CSG.
The posthumous publication of Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions fills the void I felt open up in my intellectual endeavors when I learned of Toni Cade Bambara's death in 1995.
This book fills the void in recent scholarship in this vital area so that those planning objectives can at last benefit from expert assessments of programs around the world.
Haas says that the appointment of Salazar fills the void created by the pending departure of Jorge Bosch, current vice president and export sales manager, who has accepted a position as vice president, international sales for Canada Malting Co., Ltd.
Structural foam fills the voids in the roof, pillars, and floor to cut noise and vibration.
"Our Airfil 1200 system fills the voids in packaging cartons - the space between the product and the box," explained director David Watkins.