pre-occupy

preoccupy

[pree-ok-yuh-pahy]
verb (used with object), preoccupied, preoccupying.
1.
to absorb or engross to the exclusion of other things.
2.
to occupy beforehand or before others.

Origin:
1560–70; pre- + occupy

preoccupier, noun
overpreoccupy, verb (used with object), overpreoccupied, overpreoccupying.
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preoccupy (priːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ)
 
vb , -pies, -pying, -pied
1.  to engross the thoughts or mind of
2.  to occupy before or in advance of another
 
[C16: from Latin praeoccupāre to capture in advance, from prae before + occupāre to seize, take possession of]

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