get busy

Definition of get busy

:to start doing work
  • We need to finish by 5 o'clock, so we'd better get busy.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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


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