busy

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Inflections of 'busy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
busier
adj comparative
busiest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'busy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
busies
v 3rd person singular
busying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
busied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
busied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (occupied: person)bezig, druk bn
 Please don't bother me. I'm busy doing my taxes.
busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (telephone, in use)in gesprek, bezet bn
 The phone line is busy.
busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (occupied, in use)bezet bn
 The bathroom is busy now.
 
Aanvullende vertalingen
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busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (active)druk bn
 Stephen has a busy life.
busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (meddlesome)bemoeizuchtig bn
 You're a busy little so-and-so, aren't you?
busy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (keep occupied)bezig houden over. ww
 Arthur tries to busy himself with small tasks.
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bezig bn (aan het werk)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  working adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  preoccupied adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
aan slag bw (met een job)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
in gesprek bw (telefoonlijn: bezet) (telephone signal, UK)engaged adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (telephone signal, US)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
aan slag bw (bezig)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  occupied adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
vrolijk bn (druk, levendig)lively, vivacious adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
druk bn/bw (veel werk hebben)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  overbusy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  occupied adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
druk bn/bw (met veel verkeer/mensen)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  lively, bustling adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  crowded adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
druk bn/bw (hyperactief)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  lively, racy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  active, energetic adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 
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in de weer bw (bezig, actief)busy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  astir advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  on the go advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
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aan de slag uitdrukking (werk: beginnen)start working, get going, get busy exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (informal)get cracking exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
aan het werk houden overg. uitdr. (bezighouden)keep busy vtr + adj
  occupy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
bezig blijven bw+ww (actief blijven)stay busy vi + adj
  stay active vi + adj
bezighouden,
zich bezighouden
overg.ww
(de aandacht in beslag nemen)keep busy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  occupy vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
werken onoverg.ww (bezig zijn)work viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be busy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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busy signal nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (buzz when dialled phone in use)ingesprektoon, bezettoon nw de
 I tried to call Pauline, but all I got was a busy signal.
keep busy viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (occupy oneself, find [sth] to do)bezig blijven bw + ww
  zichzelf bezighouden wk.ww
 Since my daughter left for college, I keep busy by working in my garden. With the district manager in the store, everyone kept busy all day.
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Collocatie: busy yourself with [work, school, life], is a busy [woman, man], busied herself [making, preparing, organizing], meer...

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