engaged


engaged
adj.
1 doing sth
VERBS
be
ADVERB
deeply, heavily

those who are deeply engaged in party politics

fully, totally
largely, mainly, primarily
actively, directly

He is actively engaged in strategic discussions.

busily
constantly
currently
intellectually, politically, socially
otherwise (formal)

I'm afraid Mr Wilson cannot see you now as he is otherwise engaged.

PREPOSITION
in

She was engaged in conversation with a client.

on

He is actively engaged on several projects.

with

We need to become more engaged with our history as a nation.

Mrs Scott is engaged with a customer at the moment. (BrE)

2 having promised to marry sb
VERBS
be
become, get

The couple got engaged last month.

ADVERB
happily
newly, recently
PREPOSITION
to

She's engaged to an actor.

PHRASES
engaged to be married
Engaged is used with these nouns: ↑couple, ↑tone

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • engaged — en‧gaged [ɪnˈgeɪdʒd] adjective a telephone that is engaged is being used; = busy AmE: • I can t get through her line s engaged. • Every time I call I get the engaged tone (= the sound you hear when the telephone is engaged ) . * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • Engaged — En*gaged , a. 1. Occupied; employed; busy. [1913 Webster] 2. Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed. [1913 Webster] 3. Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engaged — [en gājd′, ingājd′] adj. 1. pledged; esp., pledged in marriage; betrothed [an engaged couple] 2. not at leisure; occupied; employed; busy 3. a) involved in combat, as troops b) voluntarily committed or personally involved: cf. ENGAGÉ 4 …   English World dictionary

  • engaged — [adj1] promised to be married affianced, asked for, betrothed, bound, committed, contracted, future, given one’s word*, going steady*, hooked*, intended, matched, pinned, pledged, plighted, ringed, spoken for, steady; concept 555 Ant. available,… …   New thesaurus

  • engaged — index bound, indentured Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • engaged — ► ADJECTIVE 1) busy; occupied. 2) Brit. (of a telephone line) unavailable because already in use. 3) having formally agreed to marry …   English terms dictionary

  • engaged — adj. busy 1) actively; directly engaged 2) engaged in, on (esp. BE) (we are engaged in compiling a dictionary) betrothed 3) engaged to (Bill is engaged to Betty) hired 4) engaged to + inf. (she was engaged to work in public relations) * * * [ɪn… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • engaged — [[t]ɪnge͟ɪʤd[/t]] 1) ADJ: v link ADJ in/on n Someone who is engaged in or engaged on a particular activity is doing that thing. [FORMAL] The police said they found the three engaged in target practice. ...the various projects he was engaged on.… …   English dictionary

  • engaged */*/ — UK [ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd] / US adjective 1) formal involved in doing something engaged in: Her team knew they were engaged in work of great importance. 2) if two people are engaged, they have formally agreed to get married How long have you been engaged?… …   English dictionary

  • engaged — en|gaged [ınˈgeıdʒd] adj 1.) if two people are engaged, they have agreed to marry ▪ Have you heard? Sally and Ray are getting engaged . ▪ She is engaged to be married . engaged to ▪ Kate s engaged to a guy from England. 2.) BrE if you call… …   Dictionary of contemporary English