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preoccupy

  

      vb   , -pies, -pying, -pied   tr  
1    to engross the thoughts or mind of  
2    to occupy before or in advance of another  
     (C16: from Latin praeoccupare to capture in advance, from prae before + occupare to seize, take possession of)  
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