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Adjective
Busy and engaged in work or activity
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“An action-packed timetable to keep youngsters occupied this summer is on offer at Horwich Leisure Centre.”
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Very interested in, or absorbed by, something
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“Newton scholarship of recent years has made it abundantly clear that Sir Isaac was extremely occupied by alchemy, millenarian prophecies, and biblical criticism.”
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Entertained, or having one's attention diverted by something entertaining
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“My weekends were occupied with cartoons video games I'd play with my brothers.”
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In use by someone (or a group of people)
“I have yet to print my report because the printer is currently occupied.”
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Being inhabited or populated by someone or a group of people
“The house was occupied by successive generations of farmers.”
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Subjugated under the control of a foreign military presence
“We ask that you release the occupied territory and cede it to the natives.”
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Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available
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Engaging or ready to engage in physically energetic pursuits
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Packed with inhabitants
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Used in exchange for payment to the owner
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(of a place or position) To have occupied
“One-third of the 57 respondents occupy the position of CEO or president, and the rest are vice-presidents or managers.”
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Actively engaged in an assigned task, duty or occupation
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To have involved or engaged in deeply
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“These are the kind of pointless questions that occupy the mind when you have nothing better to do.”
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Past tense for to fill or take up (a space or time)
“The Federation and its departments occupy most of the building, but there is still room for the seven International and National unions that make their headquarters here.”
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Past tense for to inhabit or reside in a place, dwelling or building
“Rental rules in NYC are very complex and made to protect renters who occupy the apartment.”
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Past tense for to take control or possession of something or a place
“If two species attempt to occupy the same niche, one species will be better at competing for limited resources and will eventually exclude the other species.”
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Past tense for to invade a place or land in order to take control of it
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“Military forces were attempting to occupy the city and were involved in a major tank battle on the western side.”
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Past tense for to stay or rent accommodation at a place
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Past tense for to spend or use up (a period of time)
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Past tense for to provide (a place) with a group of troops
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Past tense for to worry or vex
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Taken possession
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Past tense for to use, empty or drain completely
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Past tense for to rule or have power over
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Past tense for to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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Past tense for to provide with sufficient people for operation or defense
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Past tense for to fill, pack or crowd into a place in great numbers
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Past tense for to hold and perform the expected duties of (a post or role)
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Past tense for to apply to a task or purpose
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Past tense for to receive, especially in return for effort
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Past tense for to make use of
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Past tense for to possess or be responsible for
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Past tense for to publicly demonstrate strong objection to an official policy or course of action
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