reoccupy

verb re·oc·cu·py \ (ˌ)rē-ˈä-kyə-ˌpī \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reoccupy

reoccupied; reoccupying
: to occupy (a place) again : to take possession of or settle in (a place) after having relinquished it
  • We do temporary roofing to allow people to reoccupy their homes.
  • —Carl Strock
  • Some time between A.D. 1150 and 1200, Chaco Canyon was virtually abandoned and remained largely empty until Navajo sheepherders reoccupied it 600 years later.
  • —Jared Diamond

reoccupation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌä-kyə-ˈpā-shən\ noun, plural reoccupations
    • The plan called for an assault west from Quang Tri along Highway 9, then the reoccupation of Khe Sanh—abandoned after a 1968 siege—followed by the capture of Tchepone …
    • —Steve Liewer

First Known Use of reoccupy

circa 1626

in the meaning defined above

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