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occupy

verb [T] uk   /ˈɒk.jʊ.paɪ/ us    /ˈɑː.kjʊ-/

occupy verb [T] (FILL)

B2 to fill, exist in, or use a place or period of time: The bathroom's occupied - I think John's in there. The rest of the time was occupied with writing a report. The house hasn't been occupied (= lived in) by anyone for a few months. formal A large picture of the battle of Waterloo occupied the space above the fireplace.B2 to keep someone busy or interested: On long journeys I occupy myself with solving maths puzzles. All the new toys kept the kids occupied for hours.
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occupy verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)

C1 (of an army or group of people) to move into and take control and/or possession of a place: Troops quickly occupied the city. Protesting students occupied the university office for two weeks. the occupying forces
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