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Spanish translation of 'preoccupy'

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[priːˈɒkjʊpaɪ ]
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Example Sentences Including 'preoccupy'

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Their minds were too preoccupied with their own survival.
Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)
A lot of men are unhappy with - and increasingly preoccupied by - the way they look.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But within her apparent babble she covers all the problems that have preoccupied philosophers since the Greeks.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He may simply be worried or preoccupied about something but you have to know.
The Sun (2011)
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)
She was also preoccupied with looking after her ill mother.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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 will also appear preoccupied by something that voters are not interested in.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
If you are preoccupied with a problem, going to sleep becomes difficult.
Knowles, Jane Know Your Own Mind (1991)
Maybe we are preoccupied with our problems.
Christianity Today (2000)
In the second stage, the individual becomes preoccupied with this problem and withdraws from active social life.
Greeley, Andrew M. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)

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Used Occasionally. preoccupy is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'preoccupy' in Other Languages

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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