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occupō āvī, ātus, āre

ob+CAP-, to take into possession, seize, occupy, master, win: Italiam praesidiis: opportunae ad occupandum urbes, L.: portum, H.: tyrannidem: a potentioribus regna occupabantur, chieftains were aiming at, Cs.: Occupat amplexu, clasps, O.To occupy, cover, take up, fill: quantum loci acies occupare poterat, Cs.: urbem (sc. aedificiis), L.: caementis mare, H.To fall upon, attack: Latagum saxo os faciemque, strikes (in) the face, V.: Occupat hos morsu, longis complexibus illos, O.: manicis iacentem, fetters while prostrate, V.: Volteium Vilia vendentem, surprise, H.To get the start of, be before-hand with, anticipate, do first, outstrip: egressas rates, O.: bellum facere, begin the war first, L.: rapere oscula, H.To hinder: profluvium sanguinis occupat secantes, Cu.—Fig., to seize, take possession of, fill, invade, overspread, engross: mors ipsam occupat, T.: quae (tenebrae) totam rem p. tum occuparant: timor exercitum occupavit, Cs.: oculos nox occupat, are darkened, O.: fama occupat aurīs, V.To gain, win, acquire: militarem gloriam, Ta.: obscuri speciem, pass for reserved, H.To take up, fill, occupy, employ: tres et sexaginta annos aeque multa volumina occupasse mihi, L.: in funambulo Animum, T.: pecuniam adulescentulo grandi fenore occupavisti, invested at high interest: occupatur animus ab iracundiā: occupatus certamine est animus, L.

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