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adjective busy pronunciation in British English /ˈbɪzi/
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adjectivebusy
comparativebusier
superlativebusiest
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  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
    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 someones telephone is busy, it is being used when you try to call
    All lines are busy – please call back later.
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