Meaning of “preoccupy” in the English Dictionary

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preoccupyverb [ T ]

us /priˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪ/

to be the main thought in someone’s mind, causing other things to be forgotten:

The wedding next month preoccupied her.
adjective us /priˈɑk·jəˌpɑɪd/

He’s been preoccupied lately because of problems at school.

(Definition of “preoccupy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)