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English definition of “occupy”

occupy

verb [T] (FILL)    /ˈɒk.jʊ.paɪ/ US  /ˈɑː.kjʊ-/
B2 to fill , exist in, or use a place or period of time : The bathroom's occupied - I think John's in there. The rest of the time was occupied with writing a report . The house hasn't been occupied (= lived in) by anyone for a few months .formal A large picture of the battle of Waterloo occupied the space above the fireplace .Filling and completing B2 to keep someone busy or interested : On long journeys I occupy my self with solving maths puzzles . All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours .Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of occupy verb (FILL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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