I UK [ˈbɪzɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "busy":
adjective busy comparative busier superlative busiest
Being very busy at work is like being covered with things or surrounded by something such as water or the ground, so that you cannot move easily. They keep piling more work on me. I'm up to my eyes/ears/eyeballs/neck in work. I'm drowning in paperwork. I have got a lot of work to wade through. I'm snowed under with work. I don't have time to turn around. We're absolutely swamped at the moment. We've been inundated with phone calls. They buried/immersed themselves in their work.  responsibility
a) 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.

b) 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) full of people

a busy waiting room

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

b) having a lot of customers

Shops are always busier at weekends.

3) if someone's telephone is busy, it is being used when you try to call

All lines are busy – please call back later.

4) a busy design contains too much annoying detail

II UK [ˈbɪzɪ] / US verb
Word forms "busy":
present tense I/you/we/they busy he/she/it busies present participle busying past tense busied past participle busied

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