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Definition of busy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they busy
he / she / it busies
past simple busied
-ing form busying
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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 making lunch.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: busy