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(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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“This reflects the fact the subjects other than food have tended to preoccupy classical scholars.”
Present participle for to cause someone anxiety or worry
“The distance between her and Praful would preoccupy her mind and make her question her relationship with him.”
Present participle for keep from happening
Present participle for attack, terrorize
Present participle for to mentally worry or torment
Engrossing, that sustains someone's interest
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