Similar words: preoccupied, preoccupation, occupy, occupant, occupation, occur, occurrence, cup. Meaning: [‚prɪː'ɑkjəpaɪ /-'ɒkjʊ-] v. 1. engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively 2. occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance.
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1. Crime and the fear of crime preoccupy the community.
2. Stressful or demanding relationships may preoccupy your mind and consume your time so that you neglect your own health.
3. The red race did not preoccupy themselves with such forms of entertainment.
4. It is the Chinese which preoccupy the Russian Far East and their presence is highly visible.
5. The examples are purposely petty because tiny details of everyday life do preoccupy parents and consume-even distort-their judgment and self-regard.
6. Yet we feel a need to go somewhere busy, distracting, loud, a place that can preoccupy.
7. Their debates encompassed the whole range of problems which would preoccupy successive generations of the intelligentsia.
8. As you said, it's creating a space for discussing topics that really preoccupy people.
9. The report says that technologies for mitigating — rather than adapting to — climate change dominate because they preoccupy the more advanced developing countries and are potentially more lucrative.
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10. You-- It's been a series of-- a huge controversy in the popular culture to the extent of which parents matter and this is an issue which will preoccupy us for much of the course.
11. An intelligent man considers the prospect of failure, but he doesn't preoccupy himself with pointless worry.
12. She envisions a time when the writing and travel will not preoccupy her so and she can retreat on a piece of land and create her own garden, raising her own food.
13. Otherwise, thoughts of attack and counter - attack will preoccupy him and people his entire world.
14. But it is not hearts and minds in Kabul and Kandahar that most preoccupy the PM now, but hearts and minds much closer to home.
15. Entering a foreign market is an expensive endeavour, he points out, even before firms encounter the tariffs or transport costs that preoccupy most trade models.
16. This is certainly an acceptable usage of the word in ordinary language but it is a broader conception of philosophy than that which will preoccupy us in this book.
17. If you don't have any intention of actually doing it then this isn't something that should preoccupy your time right now.
18. Did we respond to the call or are we preoccupy with our own interest?
19. They have the same concerns as everyone else about the world their children will inhabit, the same worries that preoccupy us all.
20. This question continues to haunt us, and Moynihan's arguments about black culture still preoccupy and divide academics.
21. But at the moment he had other things to preoccupy him.
22. Also several organizations related to the movie invited their customers to the preview so we need to preoccupy the registration desk.
23. It seems inevitable that Chinese--American relations will increasingly come to preoccupy the world.
24. The implementation of the 1996 act will continue to preoccupy Powell for the duration of his time as commissioner.
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