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busy  


      adj   , busier, busiest  
1    actively or fully engaged; occupied  
2    crowded with or characterized by activity  
a busy day     
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   (of a room, telephone line, etc.) in use; engaged  
4    overcrowded with detail  
a busy painting     
5    meddlesome; inquisitive; prying  
      vb   , busies, busying, busied  
6    tr   to make or keep (someone, esp. oneself) busy; occupy  
     (Old English bisig; related to Middle Dutch besich, perhaps to Latin festinare to hurry)  
  busyness      n  


busy Lizzie  
      n   a balsaminaceous plant, Impatiens balsamina, that has pink, red, or white flowers and is often grown as a pot plant  
busy signal  
      n      U.S. and Canadian equivalent of       engaged tone  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
something easy to get
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
v.
Coja su chaqueta de la percha
Español de españa En este caso Get se refiere a obtener, traducido como coger, pies Obtener suena muy extraño.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
exp.
from the outset, from the beginning
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
v.
explain or bring up
adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver

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