Definition of preoccupy in English:

preoccupy

Line breaks: pre|occupy
Pronunciation: /priːˈɒkjʊpʌɪ
 
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verb (preoccupies, preoccupying, preoccupied)

[with object]

Origin

mid 16th century: from pre- + occupy, suggested by Latin praeoccupare 'seize beforehand'.

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