busy

busy
bus|y1 [ `bızi ] adjective ***
1. ) having many things to do:
The parents of young children are always busy.
a busy doctor
He is an extremely busy man.
busy with: Irina and Marcus were busy with preparations for their wedding.
a ) not able to do a particular job or to speak to someone because you are very busy:
too busy to do something: I'm too busy to help you with your homework now.
b ) busy doing something doing something, especially with a lot of attention or effort:
We're all busy buying presents for Christmas.
I was so busy worrying about Julie that I didn't even think about Jake.
c ) a busy time is when you have a lot of things to do:
It's been a very busy day.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk to us.
2. ) full of people:
a busy waiting room
a ) having a lot of traffic passing through:
a busy highway
Do not park your car near busy intersections.
the busiest port in Europe
b ) having many customers:
Stores are always busier on weekends.
3. ) if someone's telephone is busy, it is being used when you try to call: ENGAGED:
All lines are busy, please try your call again.
4. ) a busy design contains too much annoying detail
get busy
1. ) to start doing something:
There's a lot to do, so let's get busy.
2. ) AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL to have sex
keep someone busy
to have or give someone a lot of things to do or think about, often as a way of filling up time:
We have enough work here to keep us busy for weeks.
You keep them busy while I call the police.
I try to keep myself busy as much as possible.
too busy doing something
used for saying that someone is paying too much attention to something, with the result that they do not have time for someone or something else:
I tried to tell you, but you were always too busy talking to listen.
=> BUSILY
bus|y2 [ `bızi ] verb
busy yourself
to make yourself busy by doing a particular job or activity:
He busied himself with plans for the future.
She busied herself by folding the laundry.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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