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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.
n.
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
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
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
n.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
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
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
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.
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.
from the outset, from the beginning
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

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