Definitions for occupy

Definitions for (verb) occupy

Main entry: absorb, engage, engross, occupy

Definition: consume all of one's attention or time

Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Main entry: invade, occupy

Definition: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

Usage: Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

Main entry: take, occupy, use up

Definition: require (time or space)

Usage: It took three hours to get to work this morning; This event occupied a very short time

Main entry: fill, occupy, take

Definition: assume, as of positions or roles

Usage: She took the job as director of development; he occupies the position of manager; the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Main entry: occupy, busy

Definition: keep busy with

Usage: She busies herself with her butterfly collection

Main entry: occupy, reside, lodge in

Definition: live (in a certain place)

Usage: She resides in Princeton; he occupies two rooms on the top floor

Main entry: fill, occupy

Definition: occupy the whole of

Usage: The liquid fills the container

Main entry: occupy, concern, interest, worry

Definition: be on the mind of

Usage: I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift

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