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- (transitive) To make busy; occupy.
1914, George Washington Patterson, History of the class of Niniteen-hundred and fourteen:
- The coherence, said to be typical of Yale classes, comes with a Rush. But it is not yet February 22. To continue: the unrated, as distinguished from the unruly, bebusied themselves with furbishing the barren abodes of DurIn Front of Durfee, Farnam, [...]
- 2006, AF finally came today....., www.babymed.com/forum/ttc-cycle-buddies-cbs/cbs-pre-o/af-finally-came-today?page=6:
- I'll bebusy myself over the next couple of months between my surgery & since we have a contract on the house we'll be selling some stuff & then moving.
- 2008, Charlotte Brontė, Margaret Smith, Jane Eyre:
- “I mean, on the contrary, to bebusy.”