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English definition of “busy”


adjective     /ˈbɪzi/
working hard, or giving your attention to a particular thing: too busy to do sth I have been far too busy to think about taking time off.busy with sth/sb All our agents are currently busy with other customers .busy doing sth While we were busy planning our expansion , he was planning to take over the company .a busy man/woman/person I won't take up much of your time , because I know you're a busy woman.
full of activity or people : a busy office / restaurant / street The shop is always busy on Saturdays .
in a busy period , you have a lot of things to do: a busy week/day/morning It’s been a busy week .
( UK also engaged) COMMUNICATIONS if a telephone line is busy, someone is using it: I tried calling the office , but the line was busy.
(Definition of busy adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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