occupy

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to use)
a. ocupar
The school kids occupied all the seats at the planetarium.Los alumnos ocuparon todos los asientos en el planetario.
2. (to take up)
a. ocupar
Jacob's twins have occupied his attention 24 hours a day since they were born.Los gemelos de Jacob han ocupado su atención las 24 horas del día desde que nacieron.
b. dedicar
Samantha occupies her time with work, family, and volunteer activities.Samantha dedica su tiempo al trabajo, la familia y sus actividades como voluntaria.
3. (to keep busy)
a. ocupar
I occupied myself watching funny movies while I recovered from my surgery.Ocupé mi tiempo viendo películas chistosas mientras me recuperaba de la cirugía.
b. entretener
I occupied my children with light reading over the holidays.Entretuve a mis hijos con lectura ligera durante las vacaciones.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Edward occupied himself playing sudoku during the long flight.Edward se mantuvo ocupado jugando sudoku durante el largo vuelo.
The girls occupied themselves by watching a movie on their mom's tablet.Las niñas se mantuvieron ocupadas viendo una película en el tablet de su mamá.
4. (to hold)
a. ocupar
Professor Jones hopes to occupy Newtown's chair at Oxford someday.El profesor Jones espera ocupar la silla de Newton en Oxford algún día.
5. (military)
a. ocupar
The troops occupied the town for six months until a peace treaty was signed.Las tropas ocuparon el pueblo por seis meses hasta que se firmó un tratado de paz.
6. (to inhabit)
a. habitar
The couple that occupies the apartment above me makes a lot of noise every night.La pareja que habita en el apartamento arriba del mío hace mucho ruido todas las noches.
b. vivir en
Tanya's family is so large, they occupy a six-bedroom house.La familia de Tanya es tan grande que vive en una casa de seis dormitorios.
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occupy
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (house, sb's attention)
a. ocupar
she occupies her time in studyingocupa su tiempo estudiando, dedica su tiempo a estudiar
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occupy [ˈɒkjʊpaɪ]
transitive verb
1 [+house] habitar; vivir en; [+office, seat] ocupar
is this seat occupied? ¿está ocupado este asiento?
2 (Mil) etc ocupar
in occupied France en la Francia ocupada (por los alemanes)
3 [+post, position] ocupar
4 (take up, fill) [+space, time] ocupar
this job occupies all my time este trabajo me ocupa or absorbe todo el tiempo; he is occupied in research se dedica a la investigación
5 (keep busy) ocupar
to be occupied with sth/in doing sth estar ocupado con algo/haciendo algo; he is very occupied at the moment está muy ocupado en este momento; she occupies herself by knitting se entretiene haciendo punto
6 (US) (Telec)
to be occupied estar comunicando
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