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Occupy, a word formerly used in the sense of to practise, to busy one's self about, but having become indecent in the poet's time: “these villains will make the word as odious as the word o., which was an excellent good word before it was ill sorted,” H4B II, 4, 161. “I was come to the whole depth of my tale, and meant, indeed, to o. the argument no longer,” Rom. II, 4, 105 (very obscene quibbling).
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