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To hold the attention of
“These are the kind of pointless questions that occupy the mind when you have nothing better to do.”
Seize, take over
“If military forces aggressively occupy an area, the power needed to operate water pumps and plants may not be available.”
Reside; use
“The couple who occupy the flat above mine.”
“The tombs occupy two thirds of the church.”
“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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