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Definition of Preoccupying

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reflect, meditate on, think; worry, bother; prepossess, appropriate in advance (property)
Preoccupying Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Preoccupy
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WordNet 2.0

1. engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completley--she cannot think of anything else"
(hypernym) control, command
(hyponym) haunt, obsess, ghost
(derivation) preoccupation
2. occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills"
(hypernym) assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate
(derivation) preoccupancy, preoccupation