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  Definition of occupy
  1. engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
  2. march aggressively into another''s territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
  3. as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
  4. keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
  5. live (in a certain place)
  6. occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
  7. be present in; be inside of
  8. be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
Similar Words: absorb, engross, engage, invade, take, use up, busy, reside, lodge in, fill, inhabit, concern, interest, worry

 

Hyponyms: involve, consume, rivet, infest, overrun, be, potter, putter, dabble, smatter, play around, move in, stay at, squat, crash, crowd, take up, tenant, invade, nest

 

Grouped Verbs: consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

 

Derivational Morphology: occupation, business, job, line of work, line, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, preoccupation, preoccupancy, intentness, occupier, military control, invasion, invader, encroacher, resident, occupant, residency, residence, abidance, occupancy, taking possession, moving in, tenancy, inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation, interest, involvement, concern, care, fear, worry, headache, vexation

 

 
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