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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (focused)
a. absorto
The rice got overcooked because Tammy was so preoccupied with the sauce.Se pasó el arroz porque Tammy estaba absorta en la salsa.
b. ensimismado
Pedro had been blowing off his family because he was preoccupied with work.Pedro había estado ignorando a su familia porque estaba ensimismado con su trabajo.
2. (worried)
a. preocupado
Julie was quite preoccupied by the mouse droppings she found in the kitchen.Julie estaba bastante preocupada por el excremento de ratón que encontró en la cocina.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. preocupado(a)
to be preoccupied with or by somethingestar preocupado(a) por algo
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preoccupied [priːˈɒkjʊpaɪd]
(worried) preocupado; (absorbed, distracted) ensimismado; absorto
he was too preoccupied to notice estaba demasiado ensimismado or absorto para darse cuenta; to be preoccupied about sth estar preocupado por algo; to be preoccupied with sth: Britain was preoccupied with the war in France a Gran Bretaña le preocupaba la guerra en Francia; you're too preoccupied with winning estás demasiado obsesionado por ganar
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