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Thursday the 28th of January, 2016
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THEME THURSDAY: WORDS FOR BUSY ('TIED UP')

Happy Thursday to all of you! Today we continue our theme for January: words for being busy. This week we are looking at the words TIED UP.

Definition: kept occupied or engaged.  

Example 1: I wanted to come over sooner, but I was tied up at work.

Example 2: On Fridays I'm always tied up in a meeting so I can't have lunch.

Example 3: I tried calling but it rang and rang, and no one answered. Maybe the phone lines were tied up?

Example 4: I couldn't go to his birthday party because I was tied up finishing my reports.

There are other definitions of TIED UP, but today we are focusing only on its use to describe someone or something that is busy. For other definitions, click on the link below to see the online Cambridge Dictionary.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/tie-sth-up?q=tied+up+


That's all for today! Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.