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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Material used for restoring an excavation to its original condition.

Usage examples (35)
  • Leggett says there is no cost because the agreement says that no overtime can be paid to "backfill" for employees who take the leave.
  • O'Brien said the funds are not meant to "backfill" district cuts.
  • The state would help "backfill" expenses that smaller districts can't afford.
  • The money saved from paying veteran teachers could help "backfill" the budget, Tarwater said. for more
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