busy oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of busy oneself

: to make or keep yourself busy : to occupy (oneself) with work or an activity
  • The children busied themselves with puzzles all day.

Word by Word Definitions

busy play
  1. : engaged in action : occupied

  2. : being in use

  3. : full of activity : bustling

  1. : to make engaged in action : to make busy (see 1busy 1a) : occupy

  2. : bustle

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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