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  Words related to preoccupy
Definition:
  • 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";
  • occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills";

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    Hyponyms: haunt, obsess, ghost, prepossess

     

    Derivational Morphology: preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment

     

     
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