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occupy

verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)    /ˈɒk.jʊ.paɪ/ US  /ˈɑː.kjʊ-/
C1 (of an army or group of people) to move into and take control and/or possession of a place: Troops quickly occupied the city. Protesting students occupied the university office for two weeks. the occupying forcesAttacking and invading
(Definition of occupy verb (TAKE CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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