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engaged
American English: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
, /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒd/
British English: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/
, /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒd/

Translation of engaged in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (betrothed) to be engaged to somebody
    estar prometido a alguien
    estar comprometido con alguien (Latin America)
    to become o get engaged
    prometerse
    comprometerse (Latin America)
    the engaged couple
    los prometidos
    los novios
    Example sentences
    • When a couple becomes engaged to be married, a ring is offered by the young man.
    • Carter turns 27 this month and is engaged to be married, to a doctor.
    • We're engaged to be married in two months, on the anniversary of the day I left.
  • 2 (predicative) 2.1 (occupied) [formal] I'm otherwise engaged
    tengo otro compromiso
    engaged in o onthey 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)
    ocupado
    2.3
    (British English) (Telecom)
    ocupado
    comunicando (Spain)
    the number is engaged
    está ocupado or (Spain) comunicando
    the engaged tone o signal
    la señal de ocupado or (Spain) de comunicando
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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