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Overview of verb busy

The verb busy has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) busy, occupy

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


Overview of adj busy

The adj busy has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (30) busy

(actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch")

2. (1) busy, fussy

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

3. (1) interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied

(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")

4. (1) busy

(crowded with or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport")

5. busy, engaged, in use

((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")

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