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- (transitive) If something occupies a space, it is there, lives there, or belongs there.
- Her personal apartment has two bedrooms. In New York this is sometimes more space than entire families occupy.
- He owned a large area of land occupied mostly by shops.
- I couldn't sit down because this lady was occupying two seats.
- (transitive) If a country or army occupies another country, it controls it.
- We have requested the removal of armed forces from territories occupied in the recent war.
- Today, American forces occupy Iraq and Afghanistan.
- (transitive) If you occupy a position, you do a job, or have a job title.
- Women are seeking positions that were formerly occupied by men.
- If your mind is occupied, you are thinking of something and can't concentrate on other things.
- I like to keep their minds occupied and keep them busy and out of trouble.
- If something occupies you or your time, it keeps you busy.
- Before, I ate constantly; but now, I find other things to occupy my time.