Translation of engaged in Spanish:

engaged

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈgeɪdʒd/

adj

  • 2 (predicative/predicativo) 2.1 (occupied) [formal] ocupado I'm otherwise engaged tengo otro compromisoengaged in o on they are engaged in a new business venture tienen un nuevo negocio entre manos the work we are engaged on at the moment el trabajo que nos ocupa en este momento 2.2 (British English/inglés británico) ocupado 2.3 (British English/inglés británico) [Telecommunications/Telecomunicaciones] ocupado, comunicando (Spain/España) the number is engaged está ocupado or (Spain/España) comunicando the engaged tone o signal la señal de ocupado or (Spain/España) de comunicando
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    • People affected said they had tried calling them, but all the telephone lines were either engaged or just rang, unanswered.
    • Information on award notices was poor while customers seeking help with claims had their letters ignored or encountered engaged telephone lines, she said.
    • This line was repeatedly engaged when we tried to call it this morning.
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    • Its leaders are actively engaged right now looking for a solution.
    • While I was thus engaged, my patron was busy reading the placard that the library where I intern has placed at the reference desk.
    • The turbulent 21st century needs an active and engaged America working to spread freedom and democracy - not one that withdraws into itself.
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    • Just about made it back to the hospital only to find engaged toilets!
    • It was still engaged, but this time a woman was queuing to enter.

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