Adjective: preoccupied pree'ó-kyu,pId
Verb: preoccupy pree'ó-kyu,pI
- Deeply absorbed in thought
"a preoccupied frown";
- bemused, deep in thought, lost
- Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
"he got no help from his wife, who was preoccupied with the children";
- haunted, obsessed, taken up
- Engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
"His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"
- Occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
"the army preoccupied the hills"
See also: concerned, thoughtful
Type of: arrogate, assume, command, control, seize, take over, usurp