Occupy

Verb

  • (obsolete) To do business in; to busy oneself with.
  • To fill time.

    "The film occupied three hours of my time."

  • To fill or hold (an official position or role).

    "I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher."

  • To fill space.

    "The historic mansion occupied two city blocks."

  • (surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).
  • (transitive) To take or use time.
  • To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.

    "I occupy myself with gardening for a few hours every day."

  • (transitive) To take or use space.
  • (military) To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).
  • (obsolete) To use; to expend; to make use of.
  • To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.

    "The film occupied me for three hours."

  • To hold the attention of.

    "I occupied her friend while he made his proposal."

  • To live or reside in.

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