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Busy places and times and describing busy places and times

madhouse

noun

a place that is very noisy, busy, and full of confused activity

a hive of activity

a place where everyone is very busy

the centre of activity/things

the main area where something is happening

Piccadilly Circus

a place in London where several large roads join each other and where there is always a lot of traffic. People sometimes say a place is ‘like Piccadilly Circus’ when they mean it is busy or crowded.

Grand Central Station

a place that is very busy and full of people. In the UK people say a place like this is ‘like Piccadilly Circus’.

lively

adjective

full of people who are busy or who are enjoying themselves

hectic

adjective

full of busy activity

bustling

adjective

a bustling place is full of noise and activity and is usually pleasant and interesting

buzz

verb

if a place or group of people is buzzing, there is a lot of noise or activity

hum

verb

if a place is humming, it is full of noise and activity

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a sweet brown powder that tastes like chocolate and is made from the seeds of a Mediterranean tree

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