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Meaning of “busy” - Learner’s Dictionary

busy

adjective     /ˈbɪzi/
PERSON A2 If you are busy, you are working hard, or giving your attention to a particular activity: Mum was busy in the kitchen. [+ doing sth] I was busy mowing the lawn. There'll be plenty of jobs to keep you busy. He was too busy talking to notice us come in.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
PLACE A2 A busy place is full of activity or people: a busy restaurant/roadBusy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
TIME A2 In a busy period you have a lot of things to do: I've had a very busy week.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
TELEPHONE US ( UK engaged) If a telephone line is busy, someone is using it.Using and misusing
(Definition of busy adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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