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Pronunciation: / ɔkype /

Translation of occuper in English:

verbe transitif

also: s'occuper verbe pronominal

  • 1 (ne pas être oisif)
    to keep oneself busy ou occupied
    savoir s'occuper
    to know how to keep oneself busy
    j'ai de quoi m'occuper
    I've got plenty to do
    chercher/trouver à s'occuper
    to look for/find something to do
  • 2 (prendre en charge) See examples: s'occuper de
    (dîner, billets)
    je m'occupe de le leur faire savoir
    I'll see that they are told
  • 3 (consacrer ses efforts à)s'occuper de
    to be dealing with
    (dossier, question)
    l'avocat qui s'est occupé/s'occupe de l'affaire
    the lawyer who dealt/is dealing with the case
    il s'occupe de leur faire obtenir un visa
    he's trying to get them a visa
  • 4 (prodiguer des soins à) See examples: s'occuper de
    to take care of
    (enfant, animal, plante)
    tu ne t'occupes pas assez de toi-même
    you don't take enough care of yourself
    on s'occupe de vous?
    are you being attended to?
    je m'occupe de vous tout de suite
    I'll be with you in a minute
  • 5 (avoir pour emploi) See examples: s'occuper de
    to be in charge of
    (financement, bibliothèque)
    to work with
    (handicapés, enfants)
  • 6 (se mêler) See examples: s'occuper des affaires des autres
    to poke one's nose into other people's business (familier)
    occupe-toi de tes affaires (familier) or de ce qui te regarde (familier)! de quoi je m'occupe (familier)! ne t'occupe pas de ça!, t'occupe (familier)!
    keep your nose out (familier)! (anglais britannique)
    keep your butt out (familier)! (anglais américain)
    ne t'occupe pas d'elle/de ce qu'elle dit
    don't take any notice of her/of what she says

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