Definition Preoccupy

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Definition

to preoccupy : to worry, to bother, to occupy someone's thoughts
verb
His new business preoccupies him enormously. He worries about it constantly.

preoccupied: worried, anxious; busy
adjective
I'm bit preoccupied right now. Could you call back later? I'm right in the middle of something so don't really have time to talk.

a preoccupation (with an idea): a concern, a worry (about an idea); an obsession (with an idea)
noun

Examples

  • "You seem to show a definite preoccupation with men and women hugging and kissing."
  • "As you correctly assessed in your e-mail, I am extremely preoccupied with other matters right now, most notably the TigerLily launch."

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