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English definition of “occupy”

occupy

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈɒkjəpaɪ/
FILL B2 to fill a place or period of time: His book collection occupies most of the room. The baby seems to occupy all our time.Filling and completing
LIVE to live or work in a room or building: They occupy the second floor of the building.Living or sleeping somewhere
CONTROL to move into a place and take control of it: The troops eventually occupied most of the island.Ruling and governingThe armed forces generallyAttacking and invading
(Definition of occupy from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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