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preoccupied   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 priˋɑkjәˏpaId 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˏpriːˊɒkjupaid 〕


Overview of verb preoccupy

The verb preoccupy has 2 senses


  • preoccupy -- (engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else")

  • preoccupy -- (occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills")


Overview of adj preoccupied

The adj preoccupied has 2 senses


  • bemused, deep in thought, lost, preoccupied -- (deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown")

  • haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, taken up -- (having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman")