- 1 (betrothed) prometido, comprometido (Latin America/América Latina) to be engaged
tosb estar* prometido aalgn, estar* comprometido conalgn (Latin America/América Latina) to become o get engaged prometerse, comprometerse (Latin America/América Latina) the engaged couple los prometidos, los noviosMore 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/predicativo) 2.1 (occupied) [formal] ocupado I'm otherwise engaged tengo otro compromisoengaged
ino 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/inglés británico) ocupado 2.3 (British English/inglés británico) [Telecom] 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 comunicandoMore example sentences
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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.
- 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.
- 3 (committed) (predicative/predicativo) comprometido
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