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Translation of ocupar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 5 (tiempo)¿en qué ocupas tus ratos libres?
    how do you spend your spare time?
    me ocupa demasiado tiempo
    it takes up too much of my time
    la redacción de la carta me ocupó toda la mañana
    it took me all morning to write the letter

also: ocuparse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (atender)ocuparse de algo/alguien¿quién se ocupa de los niños?
    who takes care of o looks after the children?
    este departamento se ocupa de la administración
    this department deals with o is in charge of administration
    enseguida me ocupo de usted
    I'll be right with you o one moment and I'll attend to you
    nadie se ha ocupado de arreglarlo
    nobody has bothered to fix it
    ya me ocuparé yo de eso
    I'll see to that in due course
    tú ocúpate de tus cosas que de las mías me ocupo yo
    you mind your own business and let me take care of mine
  • 2
    (España) [argot] (ejercer la prostitución)
    to be a hooker
    to be on the game
    (inglés británico) [argot]
Example sentences
  • Sus actuación le hace indigno de ocupar cualquier cargo público.
  • Actualmente ocupan todos los nichos ecológicos de la isla.
  • Más tarde llegó a ocupar la jefatura de redacción.

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