What does occupy mean?

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  1. (transitive) To take or use time.
    1. To fill time.
    2. To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
    3. To fill or hold (an official position or role).
    4. To hold the attention of.
  2. (transitive) To take or use space.
    1. To fill space.
    2. To live or reside in.
    3. (military) To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).
    4. (surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
  3. (obsolete) To do business in; to busy oneself with.
  4. (obsolete) To use; to expend; to make use of.
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Jaguars occupy a diverse habitat ranging from tropical rain forests to arid deserts.
With 250m to go, Patty and I decided we wanted to occupy the same bit of road and wound up body-checking like a couple of hockey players.
An underlease allows the undertenant to occupy for a shorter period of time.
Stories of this sort, if any, may have been elbowed out of prominent positions they should occupy in newspapers.
They could bombard the city from the outskirts but could not occupy it without unacceptable losses.
What he really wants is to militarily occupy 10 kilometers of the territories as another step toward his ultimate goal.

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