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Definition of Occupy


  1. To take or hold possession of; to hold or keep for use; to possess.
  2. To hold, or fill, the dimensions of; to take up the room or space of; to cover or fill; as, the camp occupies five acres of ground.
  3. To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of; to employ; to busy.
  4. To do business in; to busy one's self with.
  5. To use; to expend; to make use of.
  6. To have sexual intercourse with.
  7. To hold possession; to be an occupant.
  8. To follow business; to traffic.

Occupy Quotations

What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good.
Maya Angelou

The jobs crisis has reached a boiling point, which is why we see Occupy Wall Street protestors crying out for an America that lets all of us reach for the American Dream again - a dream that says if you work hard and play by the rules, you can have a good life and retire with dignity.
John Garamendi

Animals' taste systems are specialized for the niche they occupy in the environment. That includes us. As hunters and foragers of the dry savannah, our earliest forebears evolved a taste for important but scarce nutrients: salt and high-energy fats and sugars. That, in a nutshell, explains the widespread popularity of junk food.
Mary Roach

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Isak Dinesen
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Occupy Translations

occupy in Dutch is bezetten, beslaan, bekleden
occupy in Finnish is varata
occupy in French is occupons, percevoir, occupez, occuper, occupent
occupy in German is belegen, belegen, besetzen
occupy in Italian is incassare, occupare
occupy in Norwegian is besette
occupy in Portuguese is ocupe, ocupar
occupy in Spanish is ocupar
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