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Definition of 'occupy'

Verb

  1. be present in; be inside of
       Synonyms: inhabit
  2. keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
       Synonyms: busy
  3. live (in a certain place)
       Synonyms: reside lodge in
  4. occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
       Synonyms: fill
  5. be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
       Synonyms: concern interest worry
  6. require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
       Synonyms: take use up
  7. march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
       Synonyms: invade
  8. engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
       Synonyms: absorb engross engage


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