Definition of 'preoccupy'
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Maybe we are preoccupied with our problems. Christianity Today (2000)Their minds were too preoccupied with their own survival. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)She was also preoccupied with looking after her ill mother. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will also appear preoccupied by something that voters are not interested in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He may simply be worried or preoccupied about something but you have to know. The Sun (2011)If you are preoccupied with a problem, going to sleep becomes difficult. Know Your Own Mind (1991)But within her apparent babble she covers all the problems that have preoccupied philosophers since the Greeks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the second stage, the individual becomes preoccupied with this problem and withdraws from active social life. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)But it also takes a huge toll on their businesses, which suffer when employees are preoccupied by something other than their work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was polite, but distant, as if his mind was preoccupied with more important matters. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is also preoccupied with the vast trading opportunities offered by China and Asia. The Sun (2013)It's something that has preoccupied humans since the dawn of time, but are people more cynical today? The Sun (2006)A lot of men are unhappy with - and increasingly preoccupied by - the way they look. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Used Occasionally. preoccupy is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'preoccupy'
British English: preoccupy VERB
If something is preoccupying you, you are thinking about it a lot.
Crime and the fear of crime preoccupy the community.
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