preoccupied, past tense; preoccupied, past participle; preoccupying, present participle; preoccupies, 3rd person singular present;
(of a matter or subject) Dominate or engross the mind of (someone) to the exclusion of other thoughts
his mother was preoccupied with paying the bills
she seemed a bit preoccupied
bemused: deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"
haunted: having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"
(preoccupy) engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"
Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one's attention elsewhere
(preoccupy) To distract; to occupy or draw attention elsewhere