Definition of PREOCCUPIED

verb : PREOCCUPIED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely;

  • 2. (

    ) occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills" ;

Adjective : PREOCCUPIED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown" ;

  • 2. (

    ) having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman" ;


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