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bleep

 (blēp)
n.
A brief high-pitched sound, as from an electronic device.
v. bleeped, bleep·ing, bleeps
v.intr.
To emit a bleep or bleeps.
v.tr.
To edit out (spoken material) from a broadcast or recording, especially by replacing with an electronic sound: The station bleeped out the expletives from the taped interview.

[Imitative.]

bleep′er n.

bleeper

(ˈbliːpə)
n
(Communications & Information) a small portable radio receiver, carried esp by doctors, that sounds a coded bleeping signal to call the carrier. Also called: bleep
Translations

bleeper

[ˈbliːpəʳ] N (= pager) → busca m inv, buscapersonas m inv

bleeper

[ˈbliːpər] n [doctor] → bip m

bleeper

nFunkrufempfänger m, → Piepser m (inf)

bleeper

[ˈbliːpəʳ] n (of doctor) → cercapersone m inv
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I have been a steadfast customer since the days of collecting my bleeper, at that time the only one on the island.
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Wake to your favourite radio station or progressive bleeper alarm (with snooze button).
There was humour too - although Trpceski's wry smile when an electronic bleeper sounded in the audience at a particularly gentle moment must have been through gritted teeth.
A new bleeper service enables patients and their relatives to spend their waiting time away from the waiting areas if they wish, in the caf or shop for example, without missing their appointment.
He knew the risks when the bleeper went off in the middle of the night and he went out to sea to save someone.
I got straight there by relying on my trusty dashboard chip bleeper to go off as I got closer.
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Doctors' details and bleeper numbers were on some of the documents.