engaged

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  • (file)

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engaged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of engage

Adjective[edit]

engaged (not comparable)

  1. Agreed to be married.
  2. Busy or employed.
  3. (UK) (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls
    I tried calling, but she (or her phone) was engaged.
  4. (architecture, of a column) attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway
  5. (of gears or cogs) in contact and in operation

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  • (of a telephone): (US) busy

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