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    busy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word busy

    Definition
    (verb) keep busy with
    Synonyms : occupy
    Example Sentence
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
    Definition
    (adj) actively or fully engaged or occupied
    Example Sentence
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch
    Definition
    (adj) overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    Synonyms : fussy
    Example Sentence
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design
    Definition
    (adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
    Example Sentence
    • an interfering old woman
    • bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself
    • busy about other people's business
    Definition
    (adj) crowded with or characterized by much activity
    Example Sentence
    • a very busy week
    • a busy life
    • a busy street
    • a busy seaport
    Definition
    (adj) (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
    Synonyms : engaged , in use
    Example Sentence
    • her line is busy
    • receptionists' telephones are always engaged
    • the lavatory is in use
    • kept getting a busy signal
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