tied up


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Adj.1.tied up - kept occupied or engaged; "she's tied up at the moment and can't see you"; "the phone was tied up for almost an hour"
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"

tied up

adjective busy, occupied, engaged, engrossed, kept busy He's tied up with his new book.
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In vain, in vain," he cried; "the proper place for you is the yard, and there you go to be tied up this instant.
Kelly had been burning the wires East to every eligible lightweight, but they were tied up with dates and contracts.
She leaned back in the chair with folded arms while I poured another cup of tea for her, and Fyne went out to pacify the dog which, tied up under the porch, had become suddenly very indignant at somebody having the audacity to walk along the lane.