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pree ok yuh pahy

  • v  engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
  • v  occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

  • That story, rich in darkly ambiguous nuance, would have been more than enough to preoccupy Eastwood's attention for a couple of years.
  • The impeachment question may preoccupy the House for most of the summer, but the Democratic leadership believes that, barring some dramatic turn in favor of the President, the .
  • It was one of those stupefyingly banal crimes the result of an argument with a construction worker that preoccupy the tabloids and make the rest of us think long, hard and .
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    Watching a smiling Phil Mickelson stride toward the 18th green on Sunday, the British Open amazingly all but his after he stormed into the lead from five shots down, it was easy to preoccupy oneself with the incredible: How did he do it? What about those two 3-woods he smacked on his way to a birdie on the par-5 17th? And where was Steve Stricker, anyway?
    July 27, 2013 - Isthmus

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