Definition of occupied in English:


Line breaks: oc¦cu|pied
Pronunciation: /ˈɒkjʊpʌɪd


1(Of a building, seat, etc.) being used by someone: only the ground floor is fully occupied
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  • The hospital was almost completely occupied by aircrew burns patients.
  • At the time in question it was occupied by a number of young men.
  • The main part of the divided house is now occupied by another Irishman.
2Busy and active: tasks which kept her occupied for the day
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  • William only nodded, barely registering parts of the discussion in his mind, which was occupied elsewhere.
  • Traumatized, she threw herself into her studies to keep her mind occupied.
  • An action-packed timetable to keep youngsters occupied this summer is on offer at Horwich Leisure Centre.
3(Of a place, especially a country) taken control of by military conquest or settlement: the occupied territories
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  • The most obvious exclusion, which was not foreseen by the early Zionists, is the status of the Palestinians in the occupied territories.
  • Already, prior to the latest crisis, unemployment of Palestinians in the occupied territories stood at 50 percent.
  • I joined a project focused on secondary education in all of occupied Iraq.

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