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English definition of “engaged”

engaged

adjective (INVOLVED/BUSY)    /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
[after verb] involved in something: They've been engaged in a legal battle with the council for several months. She's part of a team of scientists who are engaged on/upon cancer research.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly [after verb] formal busy doing something: I'd come to the meeting on Tuesday but I'm afraid I'm otherwise engaged (= doing something else).Unavailable and inaccessiblePresentFunctioningPerforming a function
(Definition of engaged adjective (INVOLVED/BUSY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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