busy

busy
bus|y1 W2S1 [ˈbızi] adj comparative busier superlative busiest
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[: Old English; Origin: bisig]
1.) ¦(PERSON)¦
if you are busy, you are working hard and have a lot of things to do
She's busy now - can you phone later?
a busy mother of four
busy with
Mr Haynes is busy with a customer at the moment.
busy doing sth
Rachel's busy studying for her exams.
There were lots of activities to keep the kids busy .
2.) ¦(TIME)¦
a busy period of time is full of work or other activities
December is the busiest time of year for shops.
a busy day
He took time out of his busy schedule to visit us.
3.) ¦(PLACE)¦
a busy place is very full of people or vehicles and movement
We live on a very busy road .
4.) ¦(TELEPHONE)¦
especially AmE if a telephone you are calling is busy, it makes a repeated sound to tell you that the person you are calling is talking on their telephone
British Equivalent: engaged
I called Sonya, but her line was busy.
I keep getting a busy signal .
5.) ¦(PATTERN)¦
a pattern or design that is busy is too full of small details - used to show disapproval
busy 2
busy2 past tense and past participle busied present participle busying third person singular busies
v [T]
busy yourself with sth
to use your time dealing with something
He busied himself with answering letters.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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