Definition of 'occupied'
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He came of age in an occupied territory. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All three grounds had more seats empty than occupied. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Make serious efforts to find yourself a girlfriend and a job to keep you occupied. The Sun (2009)Just how do you keep your youngsters occupied and interested over six long weeks? The Sun (2013)It will help keep the occupied and ticking over until meal time. The Sun (2006)There were only three other occupied tables. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Not that there weren't one or two news items to keep us occupied while we waited. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Maybe you felt the urge to focus on something, to keep yourself occupied. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Keep occupied with different things by day, then meet for dinner and discuss what happened. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The more he sees of the district, the more he comes to understand it as an occupied territory. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I wanted to work 16 hours a day to keep myself occupied. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can you suggest some fun pool games to keep them occupied while I read my book? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said last year of his biking hobby: 'I have to keep myself occupied. The Sun (2010)I'd like to have something special planned that will keep them occupied and outside in the garden as much as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It may be enjoyable but I don't think we are just trying to keep people occupied. The Sun (2008)
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