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preoccupy

verb [T] uk   /ˌpriːˈɒk.jʊ.paɪ/ us    /-ˈɑː.kjuː-/
to be the main thought in someone's mind, causing other things to be forgotten: Economic concerns are preoccupying the voters in this election.Continually thinking about
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