English - Vietnamese Dictionary
busy /'bizi/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- bận rộn, bận; có lắm việc
- to be busy with (over) one's work: bận rộn với công việc của mình
- náo nhiệt, đông đúc
- a busy street: phố đông đúc náo nhiệt
- đang bận, đang có người dùng (dây nói)
- lăng xăng; hay dính vào việc của người khác
- ngoại động từ
- giao việc
- I have busied him for the whole day: tôi đã giao việc cho nó làm cả ngày rồi
- động từ phãn thân bận rộn với
- to busy oneself with (about) something: bận rộn với cái gì
- to busy onself doing something: bận rộn làm cái gì
+keep busy with
+actively or fully engaged or occupied
+overcrowded or cluttered with detail
+intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
+crowded with or characterized by much activity
+(of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
Advanced English Dictionary
1 occupied, engaged, employed, involved:
I can't talk to you now, I'm busy.
2 working, industrious, active, diligent; bustling, hectic, lively, hustling, energetic:
Are you very busy at the office these days? The diamond district is certainly a busy place.
3 ornate, elaborate, detailed, complicated, complex, (over-)decorated, intricate, Baroque, Rococo:
Some of the late Victorian architecture is far too busy for my taste.
4 occupy, involve, employ, divert, absorb, engross:
She has busied herself with charity work to get her mind off the tragedy.
adjective, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ adjective (busier, busiest)
1 ~ (with sth/sb) having a lot to do; perhaps not free to do sth else because you are working on sth: Are you busy tonight? + Kate's busy with her homework. + I'm afraid the doctor is busy at the moment. Can he call you back? + I'll be too busy to come to the meeting. + The principal is a very busy woman. + She was always too busy to listen. + a very busy life
2 ~ (doing sth) spending a lot of time on sth: James is busy practising for the school concert. + Let's get busy with the clearing up. + They were busy enjoying themselves at the party.
3 full of people, activity, vehicles, etc: a busy main road + Victoria is one of London's busiest stations.
period of time
4 full of work and activity: Have you had a busy day? + This is one of the busiest times of the year for the department. + We had a busy weekend lined up.
5 (especially AmE) being used
The line is busy-I'll try again later. + the busy signal
pattern / design
6 too full of small details: This wallpaper is too busy for the bedroom.
busily adverb: He was busily engaged repairing his bike.
Idioms: as busy as a bee very busy
keep yourself busy to find enough things to do: Since she retired she's kept herself very busy.
+ verb (busies, busying, busied, busied) ~ yourself (with sth)
~ yourself (in / with) doing sth to fill your time doing an activity or a task: [VN -ing] While we talked, Bill busied himself fixing lunch. + [VN] She busied herself with the preparations for the party.
be, look, seem | become, get | keep, remain
She needed to keep busy.
| keep sb
I've got enough work to keep you busy.
awfully, extremely, really, terribly, very | exceptionally, particularly | desperately, frantically | a bit, fairly, pretty, quite, rather | constantly
She was busy with her make-up.
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