|1.||[ verb ] be present in; be inside of|
|Related terms:||be nest infest infest tenant occupation inhabitancy|
|2.||[ verb ] (work) keep busy with|
"She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
|Related terms:||work dabble potter occupation|
|3.||[ verb ] (housing) live (in a certain place)|
|Related terms:||dwell move_in stay_at crash squat resident occupation|
|4.||[ verb ] occupy the whole of|
"The liquid fills the container"
|Related terms:||be crowd take_up deluge occupation|
|5.||[ verb ] be on the mind of|
|Synonyms:||concern interest worry|
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
|Related terms:||preoccupy interest occupation|
|6.||[ verb ] (military) march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation|
"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
|Related terms:||attack infest invader occupier|
|7.||[ verb ] as of time or space|
: "It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"
|Related terms:||use be consume|
|8.||[ verb ] engage or engross wholly|
|Synonyms:||engage engross absorb|
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
|Related terms:||interest involve rivet consume preoccupation occupation intentness|