verb (used with object), oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing.
verb (used without object), oc·cu·pied, oc·cu·py·ing.
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Hmm, who are these people standing in front of the machines at the gym, neither occupying them nor not occupying them?
Once, when occupying a cell in near a phone, I saw the suicide prevention protocols in action.
After Germany surrendered, Bennett was stationed there as part of the Allied occupying force.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were close to occupying Mariupol, but they depend on Putin, who demonstrated his political will to stop the war.
Here, as elsewhere in the east, armed separatists are occupying administrative buildings near parks and playgrounds.The Sky Explodes Over Luhansk, and Kiev Blames the Separatists|Anna Nemtsova|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Punch was occupying a rug on my library floor, virtuously engaged with building blocks.Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
The frontier was closely guarded against the savage tribes who seemed to be occupying the waste lands of northern Europe.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon
Something else she really meant, for Mr. Harrington Surtaine was now occupying it to an inexcusable extent.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
He was in a big alcove, occupying the position that in his previous experience had been devoted to the lower boxes.When the Sleeper Wakes|Herbert George Wells
While Adam was occupying the outlaw's attention, Frank had stepped behind him, and thrown his arm around his neck.Frank in the Mountains|Harry Castlemon