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occupy (oneself)

To keep oneself busy or distracted (by doing something). A: "It might take a while for this to finish up." B: "Don't worry about me, I can occupy myself." The children like to occupy themselves by reading.
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occupy (someone or oneself) by (doing something)

To keep oneself or someone else busy or distracted by doing something. A: "It might take a while for this to finish up." B: "Don't worry about me, I can occupy myself by reading." Dan's occupying the kids by showing them different bugs in the back yard.
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occupy (someone or oneself) with (something)

To keep oneself or someone else busy or distracted with some activity or thing. A: "It might take a while for this to finish up." B: "Don't worry about me, I can occupy myself with a book." Dan's occupying the kids with a bug hunt in the back yard.
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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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In the case of Occupy, no one at the top instilled rules and regulations for how the Occupy brand was used.
Blackman was seen as a (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/440572/20130228/occupy-london-eviction-st-paul-s-crg.htm) spokesperson for the Occupy movement during the protests outside St Paul's in 2011, which were (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/305809/20120228/st-pauls-eviction-occupy-london-police.htm) eventually quelled by police in February 2012.
Occupy Eugene said their plans call for having the tent open on Sundays after this weekend, as well.
Regarding Occupy's worthiness, it is difficult to understand how this predominately, in fact overwhelmingly, white movement proves worthy for black people to join.
Spencer Mewherter, a sophomore at Clark and a community activist, said he is primarily a member of Occupy Worcester.
"We plan on occupying until our elected officials recognize that the people are the supremest authority and that they are there for our needs not the financial institutions or corporations," said Lauren Welker, who is in charge of Occupy Austin's media relations.
Occupy Eugene calls attention to these needs 24 /7 by its visibility.
Last week, as at least 500 anti-capitalism protesters were arrested in clashes between the US police and Occupy Oakland protesters.
The top floor, which the psychiatric center will occupy, had been used as offices.
Israel, for the first time, came to occupy lands from neighboring Arab states.
The Occupy movement received praised from an unlikely source as a senior official from the Bank of England said the protestors had a key role role in the overhaul of the financial sector.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tensions remained high in Oakland, California, as at least 500 anti-capitalism protesters were arrested in clashes between US police and Occupy Oakland protesters.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Despite the efforts of the 1%, the anti-capitalism Occupy Wall Street Movement is far from dead, thanks to the creative and various tactics exercised by the American protesters.
In addition to the new ownership, the former owners of the property occupy 11,000 square feet of office space and have extended their lease term for additional years.