intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"
(of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
overcrowded or cluttered with detail; "a busy painting"; "a fussy design"
keep busy with; "She busies herself with her butterfly collection"
crowded with or characterized by much activity; "a very busy week"; "a busy life"; "a busy street"; "a busy seaport"
actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected; "even an idiot knows that"; "declined even to consider the idea"; "I don't have even a dollar!"
to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
in spite of; notwithstanding; "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
Odds of one to one
to the full extent; "loyal even unto death"
equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced; "even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even terms"; "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"; "had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"; "an even fight"
make even or more even
become even or more even; "even out the surface"
make level or straight; "level the ground"
make even or more even
add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!"
spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
draw through eyes or holes; "lace the shoelaces"
do lacework; "The Flemish women were lacing in front of the cathedral"
make by braiding or interlacing; "lace a tablecloth"
closed with a lace; "snugly laced shoes"
edged or streaked with color; "white blossoms with purple-laced petals"
bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse"
strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
lash or flick about sharply; "The lion lashed its tail"
tie with a tether; "tether horses"
confined or restricted with or as if with a rope or chain
tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed chicken"
support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"
secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"