Basic+ Word of the Day: busy

busy (adjective) LISTEN

A busy street

If you are busy, it means that you have a lot of things to do.

  • She's very busy now because of her new job.

If a period of time is busy, it means that you have a lot of things to do then.

  • Next week will be a busy week for me.

Busy can also mean that you are doing something now and don’t have time for anything else.

  • I can't help you now; I'm busy.

If a phone is busy, it means that you can’t talk to the person that you called because they are already on the phone.

  • I called your cell but it was busy.

In pop culture

If you get busy doing something, it means that you start to do it. This expression is very important in the famous prison movie The Shawshank Redemption, when the prisoners¬†say, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” What do you think this means?

There are other meanings of busy.

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