verb (used with object), pre·oc·cu·pied, pre·oc·cu·py·ing.
Related formspre·oc·cu·pi·er, nouno·ver·pre·oc·cu·py, verb (used with object), o·ver·pre·oc·cu·pied, o·ver·pre·oc·cu·py·ing.
Examples from the Web for preoccupy
“They” want to “stop us from talking about subjects that preoccupy you,” he argued.Why Toulouse Terror Fears Won’t Help Sarkozy With Voters|Tracy McNicoll|March 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Other friends would come in and preoccupy her mind and heart.The Major|Ralph Connor
We should forget our successes if they cause pride or preoccupy the mind.Character and Conduct|Various
And certainly he had enough to excite and preoccupy him just now.The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau