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adjective busy pronunciation in British English /ˈbɪzi/ 
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adjectivebusy
comparativebusier
superlativebusiest
 
  1. 1
    having a lot of things to do

    Parents of young children are always busy.

    He is an extremely busy man.

    busy with:

    Irina and Marcus were busy with preparations for their wedding.

    1. a.
      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. 2
    full of people

    a busy waiting room

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of busy
    1. a.
      having a lot of traffic passing through

      a busy main road

      Do not park your car near busy junctions.

      the busiest port in Europe

    2. b.
      having a lot of customers

      Shops are always busier at weekends.

  3. 3
    if someone's telephone is busy, it is being used when you try to call

    All lines are busy – please call back later.

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