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Overview of verb occupy

The verb occupy has 8 senses

  • busy, occupy -- (keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection")

  • occupy, reside, lodge in -- (live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor")

  • occupy, fill -- (occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container")

  • concern, interest, occupy, worry -- (be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift")

  • invade, occupy -- (march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939")

  • take, occupy, use up -- (require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time")

  • absorb, engross, engage, occupy -- (consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

  • fill, take, occupy -- (assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne")

Overview of adj occupied

The adj occupied has 4 senses

  • occupied -- (held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied")

  • occupied -- (seized and controlled as by military invasion; "the occupied countries of Europe")

  • occupied, tenanted -- (resided in; having tenants; "not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up")

  • engaged, occupied -- (having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation")