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English definition of “occupy”

occupy

verb [T]     /ˈɒkjəpaɪ/
to fill or use a place : The new plant will occupy a 185-acre site .
to fill a period of time : Since he retired , he has struggled to occupy his time .
to have a particular job : An increasing number of women occupy senior positions on Wall Street .
to take control of a place and refuse to leave it: Workers occupied the factory eight days ago.
(Definition of occupy verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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