From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishengageden‧gaged /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1MARRYif two people are engaged, they have agreed to marry 🔊 Have you heard? Sally and Ray are getting engaged. 🔊 She is engaged to be married.engaged to 🔊 Kate’s engaged to Mark.GrammarYou are or get engaged to someone: He is engaged to a lovely woman.✗Don’t say: He is engaged with a lovely woman.► see thesaurus at married2British English if you call someone on the telephone and their line is engaged, they are already speaking to someone elsesyn busy American English 🔊 She rang Mrs Tavett but the line was engaged.engaged tone/signal (=the sound you hear when the phone is engaged)3BUSY/NOT AVAILABLE British English written a publictoilet that is engaged is being used opp vacant4 →be otherwise engaged
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engaged• They spent all their time together, as country people do once they are engaged.• Fortunately the Caring Chauvinist was away the following day, but Ricky's number was always engaged.• We got engaged at Christmas.• My lungs suddenly come sharply through from behind my engagedbrain, reminding me that I am not a fish.• Todd and Ellen have been engaged for about 3 months now.• They've been engaged for six months.• Nick was out, Joey was engaged, Jim was just making coffee and why didn't I come over.• Such politically engagedpostmodernism is rarer in Britain than elsewhere.• Unless the number is engaged, the ringingpulses will be felt. 3.• You'll be glad to hear that Ralph and I, with my father's consent, are engaged to be married.• He's engaged to Paul's sister.getting engaged• If that is what getting engaged does to him, the pity is that we live in a monogamous society!• Perhaps their Annie was getting engaged, he thought.• I can't help getting engaged on the humanscale, minimal though this is, fight it though I do.• No, he hadn't actually said anything about getting engaged yet.line ... engaged• After that she rang Mrs Tavett but the line was engaged.• He had tried to telephone his wife once, but without success: the line was engaged.• Telephone lines are often engaged and call charges can be high.From Longman Business Dictionaryengageden‧gaged /ɪnˈgeɪdʒd/ adjective British Englisha telephone that is engaged is being used SYN busy AmEI can’t get through — her line’s engaged.Every time I call I get the engaged tone (=the sound you hear when the telephone is engaged).