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occupy

 
Verb occupy has 8 senses
  1. inhabit, occupy - be present in; be inside of
    --1 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun occupation5, noun occupation4, noun occupancy2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. busy, occupy - keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
    --2 is one way to work
    Derived form: noun occupation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  3. occupy, reside, lodge in - live (in a certain place)
    --3 is one way to dwell, shack, reside, live, inhabit, people, populate, domicile, domiciliate
    Derived forms: noun occupation4, noun occupier1, noun occupant1, noun occupancy1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. occupy, fill - occupy the whole of; "The liquid fills the container"
    --4 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun occupation5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. concern, interest, occupy, worry - be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
    Derived form: noun occupation3
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will occupy him
  6. take, occupy, use up - as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
    --6 is one way to use, expend
    Derived form: noun occupation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. invade, occupy - march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
    --7 is one way to attack, assail
    Derived forms: noun occupier2, noun occupation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. absorb, engross, engage, occupy - engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
    --8 is one way to interest
    Derived forms: noun occupation3, noun occupation1
    Sample sentence:
    They occupy themselves
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