Verb(1) engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively(2) occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
(1) But these problems, the ones that preoccupy people in their daily lives, are to do with the fact that the transport system isn't good enough.(2) Being with friends, entertaining and creating a luxurious setting all preoccupy you.(3) Our flight from rationality is evidenced in other panics which currently preoccupy us.(4) It looks like the rising number of minorities in the prison system is a chronic problem that will preoccupy us for a long time.(5) Why do sectarian issues so preoccupy these young people?(6) I talk about things that preoccupy me, but I've got nothing significant to add to the greater good.(7) The outcome will preoccupy historians for centuries.(8) This reflects the fact the subjects other than food have tended to preoccupy classical scholars.(9) Treatment is tailored to the specific concerns that preoccupy each person.(10) Rita is not a mere love interest but a heroine, and her presence brings a refreshing jolt of practicality that contrasts with the mind games that preoccupy the male characters.(11) The magistrate was preoccupied with other matters and was not listening closely.(12) What preoccupies me more is that I'm entering a new stage in my life, with a little girl who we want and the next couple of weeks are going to be very hectic.(13) Although he makes provision for his soul, it is only in general terms and he is not preoccupied with the matter.(14) Precisely what the housekeeper would have ready for them was the matter preoccupying Carolyn's mind at the moment.(15) What kind of ideas or things are preoccupying you or inspiring you now in the work you're creating?(16) I know that there's a lot of things that I really could be doing with this, but I'm not - every time I seem to put pen to paper, this is the stuff that's preoccupying me.
1. engross ::
2. concern ::
3. absorb ::
5. distract ::
6. obsess ::
7. occupy ::
8. prey on someone's mind ::
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