adjective, bus·i·er, bus·i·est.
verb (used with object), bus·ied, bus·y·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR busy
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Origin of busy
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Example sentences from the Web for busy
Rather than look at other busy boxes online, Adams came up with his own vision.Why this Virginia man spent days making an Alzheimer’s ‘busy box’ for a stranger|Cathy Free|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
When there’s not much to do but sit around the fire and look up at the stars each evening, having something to keep your hands busy—like a wooden stick for making carvings—can be a game changer.Recreating Historical Adventures in Old-Fashioned Gear|Ailsa Ross|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
Kemp said she’s been so busy reporting that she hasn’t yet filed papers to incorporate her nonprofit.
The average busy adult will need well over 2,000 calories per day to maintain good health and energy.How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|November 9, 2020|Popular Science
Eric performs with Detour, a theater troupe in Scottsdale, but rehearsals aren’t enough to keep him busy.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
But this he would not allow, and as he seemed pleased to have her there, she remained, busying herself with her work.The Old Curiosity Shop|Charles Dickens
He turned to Ellen, who was busying herself at the sideboard.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
"I've got one up my sleeve," answered Toots, busying himself about the wagon.Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days|Howard R. Garis
"Why nothing," says Mrs. Monkton, who is now busying herself removing the girl's hat and furs.April's Lady|Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
For an hour he loitered about, staying his steps in other parts of the room, wherever he could make pretense of busying himself.The Fate of Felix Brand|Florence Finch Kelly
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