occupy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɒkjʊpaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɑkjəˌpaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(okyə pī′)

Inflections of 'occupy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
occupies
v 3rd person singular
occupying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
occupied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
occupied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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occupy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. occupy [time, space, a position]
  2. occupy [a piece of land, an area, a region, a territory]
  3. occupy a [house, building, settlement]
  4. the [square, building, plaza, park] was occupied by protesters
  5. protesters were occupying the [square]
  6. occupies [less, more] than (five acres)
  7. the window occupies most of the [space, wall]
  8. occupies a rented [apartment, house]
  9. the tenants occupying the [apartment]
  10. the [apartment] was formerly occupied by
  11. a new [company, restaurant] will occupy the premises
  12. occupy yourself by [doing, making, walking]
  13. try to occupy yourself while I [go, do, finish]
  14. find something to occupy yourself with (while)
  15. [puzzles, exercises] to occupy your mind
  16. [worries, money problems] are occupying her mind
  17. is occupying [all, most] of my time (right now)
  18. occupy a [key, prime, major] position in
  19. occupied the position of [director, minister]
'occupy' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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