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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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null and void

No longer valid, legitimate, or enforceable. This contract shall be rendered null and void immediately should either party fail to fulfil their obligations.
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null and void

Cliché without legal force; having no legal effect. The court declared the law to be null and void. The millionaire's will was null and void because it was unsigned.
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null and void

Canceled, invalid, as in The lease is now null and void. This phrase is actually redundant, since null means "void," that is, "ineffective." It was first recorded in 1669.
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ˌnull and ˈvoid

(formal) (of a legal agreement) no longer effective or valid: The contract was declared null and void.
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Participants voided in standing, sitting, and crouching positions, respectively.
Voided volume and residual voiding volume did not show statistically significant differences between different voiding positions in volunteers in these studies (Eryildirim et al., 2006; Kamal et al., 2016; Unsal et al., 2004b).
It is necessary to calculate the life cycle of voided slabs to evaluate their C[O.sub.2] emissions.
The transportation stage refers to C[O.sub.2] emissions during transporting the ingredients of voided slabs to the manufacturing site.
'It is in recognition of these challenges and indeed the bitterness and rancour that voided votes lead to that the National Orientation Agency is commencing a nationwide on how to vote correctly.
He further explained that 'soon after this National flag-off, NOA offices in the 774 Local Government in Nigeria will simultaneously carry out sensitisation sessions against voided votes by engaging with citizens in their localities on how to vote correctly at the forthcoming elections.
It is the measurement of the rate of urine flow over time and useful in selecting patients for more complex testing and it gives an idea about the treatment strategy.1 Flow rates are affected by many factors, including voided volume, age, psychological inhibition, abdominal straining, cognitive factors of the patients, ability to understand the exact aim of the study, and enviromental factors.
Evaluated uroflowmetry parametres were; maximum flow rate (Qmax), average flow rate (Qave), voided volume (Vvoid), flow time, voiding time and time to void.
David Stevens, Coral PR manager, said: "All bets placed prior to the final declaration stage last Thursday stand on the Totesport Trophy, but bets placed after 10am on Thursday are voided."
However, day-of-the-race bets - namely those from 10am last Thursday - are voided."
The other respondents noted success by the volume voided: "void most of what is instilled" (3), 75% voided (1), voids 1/2 to 3/4 of amount instilled (1), "voids total amount instilled" (1), voids 50 ml to 75 ml (1).
Paddy Power, however, voided their original market as play did not start within 36 hours of the scheduled time, then framed another market before the second re-arranged slot on Wednesday.
Clearly, it would be daft to expect any contest featuring eyebrow-raising betting fluctuations to be voided, but when an event creates as bad a smell as Davydenko v Vassallo Arguello there will now be calls for all bets on it to be scrapped.
Because, having taken the decision to do more than just sit back, put up the markets and let punters get on with it regardless of circumstances, they now know that every time there is a dramatic-looking market tremor - regardless of whether it was caused as a consequence of a bona fide injury problem becoming apparent to a group of punters or downright skulduggery - they will be bombarded with calls for all bets to be voided.
On Betfair, seven goals or more was backed at 72 and the 3-3 draw was matched at 110 - the total goals and correct score markets were voided.