adjective, bus·i·er, bus·i·est.
verb (used with object), bus·ied, bus·y·ing.
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Words nearby busy
Example sentences from the Web for busy
A full swivel ability makes it one of the best desk chairs for a busy office setting.
We’ve put together regional road trip suggestions in various parts of the country to help you explore some of your area’s lesser-known national parks during the least busy time of the year.
When her son had his fill of piano lessons, Ellen Zavian began looking for some other activity to keep him busy.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage|Rick Maese|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Sorry to all my work today but I am busy with this Gorilla Glue girl.She used Gorilla Glue as hairspray. After 15 washes and a trip to the ER, it still won’t budge.|Lateshia Beachum|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
We’re trying to recover from an administration that recklessly played down the pandemic and a Congress that’s perpetually in fight mode, too busy bickering to pass a relief bill that will fund a nationwide vaccine effort.It’s Prague on the Potomac, as we wearily wait for a shot at the vaccine|Petula Dvorak|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the world is going to end, why are evangelicals so busy trying to save it?
He said it was okay, that he had been busy too… busy fighting serious intestinal problems.
I finally called Lee a couple of times and we talked but he was busy with guests at the house.
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
It will be a busy session; and I want to see if I can't become a useful public man.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
In cases in which no attempt is made to ignore the accusation, the small wits are wont to be busy discovering exculpations.Children's Ways|James Sully
And since he was too busy catching angleworms for himself to help her and her husband, she wished he would keep out of sight.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
People are busy ballooning or driving; shooting like stars along railroads; or migrating like swallows or wild-geese.
British Dictionary definitions for busy
adjective busier or busiest
verb busies, busying or busied
Derived forms of busybusyness, noun
Word Origin for busy
Idioms and Phrases with busy
In addition to the idioms beginning with busy
- busy as a beaver
- busy work
- get busy