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occupy

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People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
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Verb

Infinitive
to occupy

Third person singular
occup

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to occupy (third-person singular simple present occup, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive): To fill either time or space.
    The film occupied three hours of my time.
  2. (transitive): To live or reside in.
    We occupy a small flat.
  3. (transitive): To fill or hold a position.
    I occupy the post of deputy cat catcher.
  4. (transitive): To conquer somewhere.
    The Germans occupied the Channel Islands.
  5. (transitive): To hold the attention of.
    I occupied her friend while he made his proposal.
  6. (obsolete) To cohabit, to have sexual intercourse with. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966.)
    1590s: God's light, these villains will make the word as odious as the word 'occupy;' which was an excellent good word before it was ill sortedWilliam Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, II.iv [1].
  7. (surveying) To place the theodolite or total station at (a point).

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