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busy

busy as in keep busy with
  • "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"

Synonyms

  • occupykeep busy with; live (in a certain place); occupy the whole of; be on the mind of; march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; require (time or space); consume all of one's attention or time; assume, as of positions or roles
busy as in actively or fully engaged or occupied
  • "busy with her work"
  • "a busy man"
  • "too busy to eat lunch"
busy as in overcrowded or cluttered with detail
  • "a busy painting"
  • "a fussy design"

Synonyms

  • fussyannoyed and irritable ; overcrowded or cluttered with detail; exacting especially about details
busy as in 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"

Synonyms

  • interferingintrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  • meddlesomeintrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  • meddlingthe act of altering something secretly or improperly ; intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  • officiousintrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
  • busybodiedintrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
busy as in crowded with or characterized by much activity
  • "a very busy week"
  • "a busy life"
  • "a busy street"
  • "a busy seaport"
busy as in (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"

Synonyms

  • engagedhaving ones attention or mind or energy engaged; involved in military hostilities; reserved in advance ; (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; having services contracted for; built against or attached to a wall
  • in use(p)