Definition of 'occupy'
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The positions you are about to occupy are two of the great public offices of art. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet the number two position is now occupied by low back and neck pain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In this piece he pursues a longstanding interest in how art can exist in time and not just occupy space. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a missed opportunity, given the space they occupy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the cattle aren’t occupying a seat on the train, consider taking a ride on it yourself. Smithsonian Mag (2017)CAMBRIDGE occupies an exalted place in the national imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If May has her way, no one else will be occupying that seat for a long time to come. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's occupying the space he loves to occupy, where people are caught between a rock and a hard place. The Sun (2017)The royal family lived in these vast rooms and people would only occupy a small corner of them, so huge dresses felt almost normal in the setting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This has arguably happened in England more than any other nation, in part because of the dominant space occupied by the richest league on the planet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But good care is very costly and these patients now occupy about one in four hospital beds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This was a room he had occupied. A Plague of Angels (1993)They just occupy less space in the world. The Sun (2015)These two approaches occupy different spaces in their brains and answer different questions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Politics occupied a large place in his public activities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Find other things to occupy your time. The Sun (2015)Whether all the exhibitors had intended her to occupy this prominent position is unclear. Berthe Morisot (1990)Some of them lead to comfortable and cluttered rooms occupied by famous academics and writers. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004) People occupying high political office must be identified. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a recognition that we can occupy no space other than our own. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)These questions of character occupy the first two interviews. Christianity Today (2000)Membership in seats occupied by members of the cabinet has also declined. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It shows how football has come to occupy a central place in the networks of global power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All that is occupying my time is selecting the best team. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That they occupy pole position is about as contrary as it gets. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Women occupy about 70% of management posts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'occupy'
British English: occupy /ˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ/ VERB
The people who occupy a building or place are the people who live or work there.
The company occupies the top floor of the building.
- American English: occupy
- Arabic: يَحْتَلُّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ocupar
- Chinese: 占领
- Croatian: zauzeti
- Czech: obývat
- Danish: besætte
- Dutch: gebruiken veroveren
- European Spanish: ocupar
- Finnish: asua
- French: occuper
- German: bewohnen
- Greek: καταλαμβάνω
- Italian: occupare
- Japanese: 占める
- Korean: 점유하다
- Norwegian: bebo
- Polish: okupić
- European Portuguese: ocupar
- Romanian: a locui
- Russian: занимать территорию
- Spanish: ocupar
- Swedish: ockupera
- Thai: อาศัยอยู่ใน
- Turkish: oturmak belli bir adreste
- Ukrainian: орендувати
- Vietnamese: sống
Definition of occupy from the Collins English Dictionary
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