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engaged

US [ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd]
UK [ɪn'ɡeɪdʒd]
  • adj.忙于;从事于;已订婚;被占用的
  • v.“engage”的过去式和过去分词
  • Web忙碌的;已订婚的;占线的
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adj.
1.
忙于;从事于busy doing sth
They are engaged in talks with the Irish government.
他们正忙着与爱尔兰政府谈判。
They were engaged in conversation.
他们正谈得来劲。
He is now engaged on his second novel.
他正埋头写他的第二部小说。
I can't come to dinner on Tuesday─I'm otherwise engaged(= I have already arranged to do something else) .
我星期二不能来参加宴会,我有别的安排。
2.
已订婚having agreed to marry sb
When did you get engaged ?
你们什么时候订的婚?
an engaged couple
已订婚的一对
She's engaged to Peter.
她与彼得订了婚。
They are engaged to be married(= to each other) .
他们已经订婚。
3.
被占用的;使用中的being used
I couldn't get through─the line's engaged.
我打不通电话,线路忙。
I phoned earlier but you were engaged(= using your phone) .
我早先打过电话,但你那边占线。
the engaged tone/signal
忙音;占线信号
4.
占用着;使用中being used

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