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preoccupy

verb

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to be thought about or worried about by (someone) very often or constantly
  • The question of life after death has preoccupied many philosophers.

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The first known use of preoccupy was in 1567

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“Preoccupy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preoccupy. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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