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Dictionary definition for: Busy

1. (v) keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

2. (a) actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work" "a busy man" "too busy to eat lunch" "the line is busy"

3. (s) overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting" "a fussy design"

4. (s) 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. (s) crowdedwith or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week" "a busy life" "a busy street" "a busy seaport"

6. (s) (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

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