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  • (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 is in use
    • kept getting a busy signal
  • crowded with or characterized by much activity
    • a very busy week
    • a busy life
    • a busy street
    • a busy seaport
  • 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
  • overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design
  • actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch
  • keep busy with
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
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