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To hold or engage the attention of
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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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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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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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To take control or possession of something or a place
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“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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To invade a place or land in order to take control of it
“Military forces were attempting to occupy the city and were involved in a major tank battle on the western side.”
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To hold or have, typically a role, position, title or job
“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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To stay or rent accommodation at a place
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To spend or use up (a period of time)
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To provide (a place) with a group of troops
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To worry or vex
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Takes possession
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To use, empty or drain completely
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To rule or have power over
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To satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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To provide with sufficient people for operation or defense
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To apply to a task or purpose
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To receive, especially in return for effort
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To make use of
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To remove the fuse from (a bomb), making it safe
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To possess or be responsible for
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To crowd into
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To publicly demonstrate strong objection to an official policy or course of action
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