make+busy

  • 1 busy — I. adjective (busier; est) Etymology: Middle English bisy, from Old English bisig; akin to Middle Dutch & Middle Low German besich busy Date: before 12th century 1. a. engaged in action ; occupied b. being in use < found the telephone busy …

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  • 2 busy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. occupied, engaged, engrossed; employed; meddlesome. See activity, business. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Engaged] Syn. occupied, diligent, working, employed, involved, tied up, in conference, in a… …

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  • 3 busy — I. a. 1. Engaged, employed, occupied, at work, hard at work. 2. Diligent, assiduous, industrious, sedulous, notable, active, working, hard working. 3. Brisk, stirring, bustling, nimble, agile, spry, constantly in motion. 4. Meddling, officious,… …

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  • 4 busy yourself — phrase to make yourself busy by doing a particular job or activity He busied himself with plans for the future. She busied herself putting the clothes away. Thesaurus: to work hardsynonym Main entry: busy * * * busy yourself …

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  • 5 Busy Bee Starski — (also known as Busy Bee) born 1950s in the Bronx, New York, is an old school hip hop MC. First coming on the scene in 1977, Bronx based Busy Bee worked with many of hip hop s founding fathers, including Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa, and Kool DJ AJ …

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  • 6 Make It Clap — Single by Busta Rhymes featuring Sean Paul and Spliff Star from the album It Ain t Safe No More …

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  • 7 busy — [biz′ē] adj. busier, busiest [ME busi < OE bisig, occupied, diligent; akin to Du bezig: seen only in LowG & E] 1. occupied in some activity; at work; not idle 2. full of activity; characterized by much action or motion 3. a) in use at the… …

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  • 8 Busy — Bus y (b[i^]z z[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Busied} (b[i^]z z[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Busying}.] [AS. bysgian.] To make or keep busy; to employ; to engage or keep engaged; to occupy; as, to busy one s self with books. [1913 Webster] Be it thy… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Make Her Say — Single by Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West Common from the album Man on the Moon: The End of Day …

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  • 10 Make Some Noise (Beastie Boys song) — Make Some Noise Single by Beastie Boys from the album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two …

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  • 11 make-work — busy work, activity of no value, 1913 (adj.); 1937 (n.), Amer.Eng., from the verbal expression to make work (see MAKE (Cf. make) (v.) + WORK (Cf. work) (n.)). A big fire devoured a street; It will make work, I heard my father say; a ship was lost …

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  • 12 Make Up in Love — Studio album by Doug Stone Released September 7, 1999 (1999 09 07) …

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  • 13 make-work — ˈmake work noun [uncountable] work that is not important but is given to people to keep them busy: • They want to move from their make work jobs into more challenging ones. * * * make work UK US noun [U] US ► jobs that are given to people,… …

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  • 14 make time for — make time (for) phrase to find time to do something or be with someone in spite of being busy He’s finding it difficult to make time for his children. Thesaurus: to find, or to have enough time for somethingsynonym Main entry: make …

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  • 15 make-work — n. Active work of litle value, such as assignments given by teachers to students to keep them busy while the teacher performs other tasks, or chores performed to while away time; also called {busywork}. Syn: busywork. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …

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  • 16 make-work — n [U] AmE work that is not important but is given to people to keep them busy …

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  • 17 make-work — make′ work n. work created to keep a person busy • Etymology: 1935–40 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 Busy beaver — In computability theory, a busy beaver (from the colloquial expression for an industrious person) is a Turing machine that attains the maximum operational busyness (such as measured by the number of steps performed, or the number of nonblank… …

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  • 19 busy — 1. adjective /ˈbɪzi/ a) Doing a great deal; having a lot of things to do in the space of time given It has been a busy day. b) Engaged in another activity or by someone else. The director cannot see you now, hes busy. See Also: busy as a beaver,… …

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  • 20 busy — bus|y1 [ bızi ] adjective *** 1. ) having many things to do: The parents of young children are always busy. a busy doctor He is an extremely busy man. busy with: Irina and Marcus were busy with preparations for their wedding. a ) not able to do a …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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