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preoccupy

verb [T]  /priˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ/ us  
to be the main thought in someone’s mind, causing other things to be forgotten: The wedding next month preoccupied her.
preoccupied
adjective  /priˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪd/ us  
He’s been preoccupied lately because of problems at school.
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