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To take or use.
(senseid)To possess or use the time or capacity of; to engage the service of.
To hold the attention of.
To take or use space.
To fill space.
(RQ:Irving Tales of a Traveller)
To have, or to have taken, possession or control of (a territory).
1940, in ''The China monthly review'', volumes 94-95, page 370 http://books.google.com/books?id=QqkTAAAAIAAJ&q=%22occupy+but+cannot+hold%22&dq=%22occupy+but+cannot+hold%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=OB6HT4_zC4e68ASF1-jNCA&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA:
- The Japanese can occupy but cannot hold, and what they can hold they cannot hold long, was the opinion of General Pai Chung-hsi, Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese Army, (..)
1975, Esmé Cecil Wingfield-Stratford, ''King Charles and King Pym, 1637-1643'', page 330 http://books.google.com/books?ei=ex2HT9-GK5D69gTJqNjdCA&id=VCwqAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22occupied+but+could+not+hold%22&q=%22occupied+but+could%22search_anchor:
- Rupert, with his usual untamable energy, was scouring the country — but at first in the wrong direction, that of Aylesbury, another keypoint in the outer ring of Oxford defences, which he occupied but could not hold.
1983, Arthur Keppel-Jones, ''Rhodes and Rhodesia: The White Conquest of Zimbabwe, 1884-1902'', page 462:
- One of the rebel marksmen, who had taken up position on a boulder, was knocked off it by the recoil of his weapon every time he fired. Again the attack achieved nothing. Positions were occupied, but could not be held.
1991, Werner Spies, John William Gabriel, ''Max Ernst collages: the invention of the surrealist universe'', page 333:
- Germany occupied France for three years while France struggled to make payments that were a condition of surrender.
2006, John Michael Francis, ''Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History'', page 496:
- Spain occupied, but could not populate, and its failure to expand Florida led Britain to consider the peninsula a logical extension of its colonial holdings.
To have intercourse with.Sidney J. Baker, ''The Australian Language'', second edition, 1966.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 6-2)
1867, (w) ''A Glossary''
- OCCUPY, obsc. To possess, or enjoy.
- : These villains will make the word captain, as odious as the word ''occupy''. ''2 Hen. IV'', ii, 4.
- : Groyne, come of age, his state sold out of hand
- : For 's whore; Groyne still doth ''occupy'' his land. ''B. Jons. Epigr.'', 117.
- : Many, out of their own obscene apprehensions, refuse proper and fit words, as ''occupy'', nature, and the like. ''Ibid., Discoveries'', vol. vii, p. 119.
- It is so used also in Rowley's New Wonder, Anc. Dr., v, 278.
To do business in; to busy oneself with.
1551, (w) (tr.), Sir (w)'s ''(w)'' (in Latin), 1516
- not able to occupy their old crafts
To use; to expend; to make use of.
- They occupy not money themselves.