Pre*oc"cu*pate (?), v. t. [L. praeoccupatus, p. p. of praeoccupare to preoccupy. See Preoccupy.]

1.

To anticipate; to take before.

[Obs.] "Fear preoccupateth it [death]."

Bacon.

2.

To prepossess; to prejudice.

[Obs.]

Sir H. Wotton.

 

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