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.