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  Definition of busy
  1. keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
  2. crowdedwith or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"
  3. actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"; "the line is busy"
  4. intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people''s business"
  5. (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); "her line is busy"; "receptionists'' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory
  6. overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"
Similar Words: occupy, interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busybodied, engaged, in use(p), fussy

 

See Also: diligent, employed

 

Hyponyms: potter, putter, dabble, smatter, play around

 

Derivational Morphology: occupation

 

 
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