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English definition of “busy”

busy

adjective (DOING THINGS)    /ˈbɪz.i/
A2 If you are busy, you are working hard, or giving your attention to a particular thing: Mum was busy in the kitchen . The kids are busy with their homework . She's busy writ ing out the wedding invitations . I've got plenty of jobs to keep you busy. He was too busy talking to notice us come in.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly A1 A busy place is full of activity or people : a busy restaurant Their house is near a very busy road .Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly A2 In a busy period , you have a lot of things to do: I've got a busy week ahead of me. Have a rest - you've had a busy day .Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly (UK also engaged) If a phone line is busy, someone is using it: I tried calling you but the line was busy.Unavailable and inaccessiblePresent
(Definition of busy adjective (DOING THINGS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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