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"occupied" in British English

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occupiedadjective

uk   /ˈɒk.jə.paɪd/ us   /ˈɑː.kjə.paɪd/
An occupied place is being controlled by an army or group of people that has moved into it: occupied territory She spent two years in occupied Paris (= Paris when it was under foreign control) during the war.
being used by someone; with someone in it: The bathroom at the back of the plane was occupied, so I waited.
busy or interested: At that time I was fully occupied taking care of my elderly mother. All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours.
(Definition of occupied from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"occupied" in American English

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occupiedadjective

us   /ˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪd/
  • occupied adjective (FILLED)

full, in use, or busy: Every room in the hotel is occupied. Organized sports can keep teenagers occupied.
  • occupied adjective (TAKEN CONTROL OF)

[not gradable] (of a country, city, or other place) filled with or run by people, esp. an army, who have moved in and taken control or possession: occupied territories
(Definition of occupied from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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