Definitions

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  • v. To employ; keep busy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To employ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To employ; keep busy.

Etymologies

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From em- +‎ busy.

Examples

  • Londres, "1530:" The right vertuous and excellent prince Thomas, late Duke of Northfolke, hath commanded the studious clerke, Alexandre Barkelay, to embusy hymselfe about this exercyse. "

    The Ship of Fools, Volume 1

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