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占领

动词

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occupy

verb

Definitions of occupy

to have control of a building, area, or country etc having taken it by force

Westland has been accused of trying to retake the country it once occupied.

to live in or use a piece of land or property, either as owner, a tenant, or illegally as a squatter

Pursuant to the Lease, Tenant is entitled to occupy all or any portion of the Sixth Floor Space.

to take up a certain amount of space, land, or time

Great Britain occupies a total area of 88,798 square miles.