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preoccupied

adjective
 
 
/ˌpriːˈɒkjəpaɪd/
thinking or worrying about something a lot: She's been very preoccupied recently. He's far too preoccupied with his own problems to notice mine.Continually thinking aboutAnxious and worried
preoccupy
 
 
/ˌpriːˈɒkjəpaɪ/ verb [T]
If something preoccupies you, you think or worry about it a lot.Continually thinking aboutAnxious and worried
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