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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; Occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance.

Usage examples (37)
  • Domestic economic problems preoccupy angry electorates.
  • But at the moment he had other things to preoccupy him.
  • Land ownership and black economic empowerment will preoccupy
  • He had more than enough of those to preoccupy his attentions. for more
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