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Dictionary definition for: Occupy

1. (v) be present in; be inside of

2. (v) keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

3. (v) live (in a certain place)

4. (v) occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"

5. (v) be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

6. (v) as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"

7. (v) march aggressively into another''s territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

8. (v) engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

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