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engaged

adjective
 
 
/ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
UK COMMUNICATIONS if a telephone is engaged, someone is already using it: Customers calling to book tickets found the line was constantly engaged. →  See also busy
busy doing something: The president is currently engaged but you can meet with his deputy.
be engaged as sth to be working as something: At that time she was engaged as an adviser to several government departments.
be engaged in sth to be involved in something: The broadcaster is engaged in a complex legal battle over a failed joint venture.
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