Know Your Next Word : busy

3. busy :

adjective & verb :

1. actively and attentively engaged in work or a pastime

2. full of or characterized by activity

3. (of a telephone line) in use by a party or parties and not immediately accessible

4. to keep occupied; make or keep busy

  • He couldn't see any visitors because he was busy.

  • a busy life.

  • busy with her work.

  • In summer, he busied himself keeping the lawn in order.

  • busied myself preparing my tax return.

  • a busy morning

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