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adjective British English pronunciation: engaged /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
  1. 1
    formal involved in doing something
    engaged in:

    Her team knew they were engaged in work of great importance.

  2. 2
    if two people are engaged, they have formally agreed to get married

    How long have you been engaged?

    engaged to:

    She's engaged to someone she met at work.

    become/get engaged:

    We got engaged about this time last year.

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