1. busy, occupy, work

usage: keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"


1. busy (vs. idle), at work(predicate), drudging, laboring, labouring, toiling, engaged, occupied, overbusy, tied up(predicate), up to, diligent, employed

usage: actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"

2. busy, fussy, fancy (vs. plain)

usage: overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"

3. interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied, intrusive (vs. unintrusive)

usage: intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"

4. busy, active (vs. inactive)

usage: crowded with or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"

5. busy, engaged, in use(predicate), occupied (vs. unoccupied)

usage: (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); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"

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