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occupy oneself (by something)

to keep busy by doing something. Don't worry. I can occupy myself by knitting or sewing. While waiting, I occupied myself by knitting a scarf.
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occupy someone with something

to keep someone busy with something. Can you occupy the child with this toy? Here, occupy yourself with this crossword puzzle.
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occupy with

v.
1. To fill, hold, or control some place through some set of things or people: The army occupied the town with their third division. The town built new office buildings and occupied them with workers from the health department.
2. To fill some period of time by engaging in or with something: I occupied my spare time with books. You'll never be able to occupy your entire morning with writing.
3. To engage someone in some activity or some object of attention: The teacher occupied the students with their science projects for the morning. During the cold winter afternoons, we occupied ourselves with card games.
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Media firm, Omnicom Group occupies two floors in the building while accountants, Raichene Ende, and apparel firms such as Rashti & Co and Apparel Associates also lease large chunks of space.
Canopy Studios: This design studio occupies 600 s/f and is relocating from Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.
The corporation occupies the building and communicates with us on a day-to-day basis.
which occupies 2,000 square feet and Fleet Bank and U.
At 115 Broadway, current tenants include Stanley Cobbler and Stanley's Cobbler Shop, which occupy 1,000 square feet, and Travel Network which occupies 2,000 square feet, according to Costar.
the internationally-known cosmetics wholesaler with an intensive telemarketing and e-commerce-based distribution channel, which occupies a 25,000 square foot loft space at 45 Washington Street.
The statute defines an occupant as a person, other than the tenant or a member of the tenant's family, who occupies the apartment with the tenant's consent.
Section 235-f (3) provides: "Any lease or rental agreement for residential premises entered into by one tenant shall be construed to permit occupancy by the tenant, one additional occupant, and dependant children of the occupant provided that the tenant or the tenant's spouse occupies the premises as his primarily residence.
Duracell, which is expected to move into the new space by the end of the year, will be vacating large blocks of space it now occupies on Berkshire Boulevard.
Kidder now occupies nearly the entire building either through direct leases or due to sublease of EAB space.
Chase Manhattan Bank still occupies close to half of the office space in the 2.
The organization currently occupies 180,000 square-feet at that location and has an option for the top two floors as well as the garage and land.
When Comdisco occupies its offices in Whiteweld Centre this month, it will be the fifth corporation with quarters here the second to occupy the building's 160,000-square-foot- north wing.
which occupies 2,500 square feet on the fifth floor; and CSC Compusource, Inc.