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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
occupy /'ɔkjupai/
  • ngoại động từ
    • chiếm, chiếm giữ
    • chiếm, chiếm đóng
    • giữ
      • to occupy an important pasition in the government: giữ một địa vị quan trọng trong chính phủ
    • choán, chiếm cứ
      • many worries occupy his mind: nhiều nỗi lo lắng choán cả đầu óc hắn
      • to occupy a house: ở một căn nhà
    • bận rộn với
      • to occupy ineself with something: bận rộn với việc gì
Concise Dictionary
occupied|occupies|occupying'ɑkjəpaɪ /'ɒkjʊ-
+be present in; be inside of
+keep busy with
+live (in a certain place)
+occupy the whole of
+be on the mind of
+require (time or space)
+march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
+engage or engross wholly

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 capture, seize, take possession of, conquer, invade, take over, overrun, garrison, dominate, hold:
Rebel forces had occupied the capital and toppled the governor.
2 live or reside or dwell in, tenant, be established or ensconced or situated in, establish or ensconce or situate oneself in, inhabit, be settled in or into, settle in or into, take up residence in, make one's home in, move in or into; be located in:
She occupies a luxurious flat in Belgravia.
3 engage, busy, absorb, monopolize, hold, take up or over, catch, grab, seize, grip; divert, amuse, entertain, distract, beguile, preoccupy, hold (someone's) attention, interest, engross, involve:
Other matters occupied my attention last Sunday. While one man was keeping the shopkeeper occupied, the other man was robbing the till
4 fill (in or up), take up, cover, extend over, consume, use (up), Colloq eat up:
The car occupies more garage space than I thought it would. Housework occupies very little of my time.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb (occupies, occupying, occupied, occupied)
1 [VN] to fill or use a space, an area or an amount of time
Synonym: TAKE UP
The bed seemed to occupy most of the room. + How much memory does the program occupy? + Administrative work occupies half of my time.
2 [VN] (formal) to live or work in a room, house or building: He occupies an office on the 12th floor.
3 [VN] to enter a place in a large group and take control of it, especially by military force: The capital has been occupied by the rebel army. + Protesting students occupied the TV station.
4 ~ sb / yourself (in doing sth / with sb/sth) to fill your time or keep you busy doing sth: [VN] a game that will occupy the kids for hours + She occupied herself with routine office tasks. + Problems at work continued to occupy his mind for some time. [also VN -ing]
5 [VN] to have an official job or position
Synonym: HOLD
The president occupies the position for four years. + jobs that have traditionally been occupied by men

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