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Definition of busy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

busy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɪzi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪzi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they busy
BrE BrE//ˈbɪzi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪzi//
 
he / she / it busies
BrE BrE//ˈbɪziz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪziz//
 
past simple busied
BrE BrE//ˈbɪzid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪzid//
 
past participle busied
BrE BrE//ˈbɪzid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪzid//
 
-ing form busying
BrE BrE//ˈbɪziɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪziɪŋ//
 
 
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(busies, busying, busied, busied) to fill your time doing an activity or a task busy yourself (with something) She busied herself with the preparations for the party. busy yourself (in/with) doing something While we talked, Bill busied himself fixing lunch. Word Origin Old English bisgian (verb), bisig (noun); related to Dutch bezig, of unknown origin. Word Origin Old English bisgian (verb), bisig (noun); related to Dutch bezig, of unknown origin.
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