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buzz

 (bŭz)
v. buzzed, buzz·ing, buzz·es
v.intr.
1. To make a low droning or vibrating sound like that of a bee.
2.
a. To talk, often excitedly, in low tones.
b. To be abuzz; hum: The department was buzzing with rumors.
3. To move quickly and busily; bustle.
4. To make a signal with a buzzer.
v.tr.
1. To cause to buzz.
2. To utter in a rapid, low voice: "What is he buzzing in my ears?" (Robert Browning).
3. Informal To fly low over: The plane buzzed the control tower.
4. To call or signal with a buzzer.
5. To make a telephone call to.
6. To give a buzzcut to.
n.
1. A vibrating, humming, or droning sound.
2. A low murmur: a buzz of talk.
3. A telephone call: Give me a buzz at nine.
4. Slang
a. A state of pleasant intoxication, as from alcohol.
b. A state of stimulation or overstimulation, as from caffeine.
5. Slang
a. Excited interest or attention: "The biggest buzz surrounds the simplest antioxidants: vitamins" (Carol Turkington).
b. Rumor; gossip: the latest buzz from Hollywood.
6. A buzzcut.
Phrasal Verb:
buzz off Informal
To leave quickly; go away: I told them in no uncertain terms to buzz off.

[Middle English bussen, of imitative origin.]

buzz

(bʌz)
n
1. a rapidly vibrating humming sound, as that of a prolonged z or of a bee in flight
2. a low sound, as of many voices in conversation
3. a rumour; report; gossip
4. (Telecommunications) informal a telephone call: I'll give you a buzz.
5. slang
a. a pleasant sensation, as from a drug such as cannabis
b. a sense of excitement; kick
vb
6. (intr) to make a vibrating sound like that of a prolonged z
7. (intr) to talk or gossip with an air of excitement or urgency: the town buzzed with the news.
8. (tr) to utter or spread (a rumour)
9. (often foll by: about) to move around quickly and busily; bustle
10. (tr) to signal or summon with a buzzer
11. (Telecommunications) (tr) informal to call by telephone
12. (Aeronautics) (tr) informal
a. to fly an aircraft very low over (an object): to buzz a ship.
b. to fly an aircraft very close to or across the path of (another aircraft), esp to warn or intimidate
13. (tr) (esp of insects) to make a buzzing sound with (wings, etc)
[C16: of imitative origin]
ˈbuzzing n, adj

buzz1

(bʌz)
n.
1. a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees or machinery.
2. a rumor or report.
3. Informal. a phone call.
4. Slang. a feeling of exhilaration or pleasant intoxication.
v.i.
5. to make a low, vibrating, humming sound.
6. to be filled with such a sound.
7. to whisper; gossip: The town is buzzing about the scandal.
8. to move busily from place to place.
9. Slang. to leave (usu. fol. by off).
v.t.
10. to cause to buzz: The fly buzzed its wings.
11. to tell or spread secretively.
12. to signal or summon with a buzzer.
13. Informal. to make a phone call to.
14. to fly a plane very low over.
[1350–1400; Middle English bussen; imitative]
buzz′ing•ly, adv.

buzz2

(bʌz)

n.
Slang. a crew cut.
[orig. uncertain]

Buzz

 of barflies; barflies collectivelyLipton, 1970.

buzz


Past participle: buzzed
Gerund: buzzing

Imperative
buzz
buzz
Present
I buzz
you buzz
he/she/it buzzes
we buzz
you buzz
they buzz
Preterite
I buzzed
you buzzed
he/she/it buzzed
we buzzed
you buzzed
they buzzed
Present Continuous
I am buzzing
you are buzzing
he/she/it is buzzing
we are buzzing
you are buzzing
they are buzzing
Present Perfect
I have buzzed
you have buzzed
he/she/it has buzzed
we have buzzed
you have buzzed
they have buzzed
Past Continuous
I was buzzing
you were buzzing
he/she/it was buzzing
we were buzzing
you were buzzing
they were buzzing
Past Perfect
I had buzzed
you had buzzed
he/she/it had buzzed
we had buzzed
you had buzzed
they had buzzed
Future
I will buzz
you will buzz
he/she/it will buzz
we will buzz
you will buzz
they will buzz
Future Perfect
I will have buzzed
you will have buzzed
he/she/it will have buzzed
we will have buzzed
you will have buzzed
they will have buzzed
Future Continuous
I will be buzzing
you will be buzzing
he/she/it will be buzzing
we will be buzzing
you will be buzzing
they will be buzzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been buzzing
you have been buzzing
he/she/it has been buzzing
we have been buzzing
you have been buzzing
they have been buzzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been buzzing
you will have been buzzing
he/she/it will have been buzzing
we will have been buzzing
you will have been buzzing
they will have been buzzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been buzzing
you had been buzzing
he/she/it had been buzzing
we had been buzzing
you had been buzzing
they had been buzzing
Conditional
I would buzz
you would buzz
he/she/it would buzz
we would buzz
you would buzz
they would buzz
Past Conditional
I would have buzzed
you would have buzzed
he/she/it would have buzzed
we would have buzzed
you would have buzzed
they would have buzzed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buzz - sound of rapid vibrationbuzz - sound of rapid vibration; "the buzz of a bumble bee"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.buzz - a confusion of activity and gossip; "the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
Verb1.buzz - make a buzzing sound; "bees were buzzing around the hive"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.buzz - fly low; "Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
fly, wing - travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
3.buzz - be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
pullulate, swarm, teem - be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"
4.buzz - call with a buzzer; "he buzzed the servant"
summon - ask to come; "summon a lawyer"

buzz

verb
1. hum, whizz, drone, whir Attack helicopters buzzed across the city.
2. bustle, tear, rush, stir, dash, hurry, scramble, fuss, flutter, beetle, hasten, scuttle, scurry, scamper A few tourists were buzzing around.
3. be busy, hum, bustle, throb, be lively The rehearsal studio is buzzing with activity.
4. phone, call, telephone, ring (up) (informal, chiefly Brit.), give someone a call, give someone a ring (informal, chiefly Brit.), give someone a buzz (informal), give someone a bell (Brit. slang), give someone a tinkle (Brit. informal), get on the blower to (informal) She said she would buzz me later.
5. purr, ring, sound, reverberate, beep, whirr Just then the intercom buzzed.
noun
1. hum, buzzing, murmur, drone, whir, bombilation or bombination (literary) the irritating buzz of an insect
2. murmur, whisper, hum the excited buzz of conversation
3. thrill, charge (slang), kick (informal), pleasure, glow, sensation, stimulation, tingle, titillation, flush of excitement Performing still gives him a buzz.
4. ring, call, phone, bell (informal), tinkle (informal) We'll give him a buzz when we get there.
5. (Informal) gossip, news, report, latest (informal), word, scandal, rumour, whisper, dirt (U.S. slang), gen (Brit. informal), hearsay, scuttlebutt (U.S. slang) The buzz is that she knows something.
buzz off go away, get lost (informal), piss off (taboo slang), fuck off (taboo slang), bugger off (taboo slang), bog off (Brit. slang), voetsek (S. African offensive) Now be quiet and buzz off.

buzz

verb
1. To make a continuous low-pitched droning sound:
2. To communicate with (someone) by telephone:
Informal: dial, phone.
Idioms: get someone on the horn, give someone a buzz.
noun
1. A continuous low-pitched droning sound:
2. A telephone communication:
Translations
طَنين، دَنين، دَنْدَنَهيطنُّ، يُدَنْدِنُيَطِنُّ، يُدَنْدِنُ، يدنُّ
bzučetbzukothučetšumšumět
summesummen
huhuhuminahumistahymistäkuiskia
זמזוםלזמזם
zsongás
suî, kliîursuîa
dūgztipaskambintiskambtelėtiūžesysūžti
dūkšanadūktdžinkstētsanēšanasanēt
hučať
brenčanjebrenčati

buzz

[bʌz]
A. N
1. [of insect, device] → zumbido m; [of conversation] → rumor m
2. (= telephone call) → llamada f (telefónica), telefonazo m
to give sb a buzzdar un telefonazo a algn, dar un toque a algn (Sp)
3. (= thrill) to get a buzz from sthgozar con algo
driving fast gives me a buzzconducir a toda velocidad me entusiasma
4. (= rumour) → rumor m
B. VT
1. (= call by buzzer) → llamar por el interfono (US) (Telec) → dar un telefonazo or (Sp) un toque a
2. (Aer) [+ plane, building, ship] → pasar rozando
C. VI
1. [insect] → zumbar
2. [ears, crowd] → zumbar
my head is buzzingme zumba la cabeza
3. (fig) the school buzzed with the newstodo el colegio comentaba la noticia
D. CPD (= trendy) [phrase, topic] → de moda
buzz bomb Nbomba f volante
buzz saw Nsierra f circular
buzz about buzz around VI + ADV [person] → trajinar
buzz off VI + ADV (esp Brit) → largarse
buzz off!¡largo de aquí!

buzz

[ˈbʌz]
n
[flies] → bourdonnement m
(= noise) [saw] → vrombissement m; [conversation] → brouhaha m
(= phone call) → coup m de fil
to give sb a buzz → passer un coup de fil à qn
vi
[fly] → bourdonner
[head] → bourdonner
My head is buzzing → J'ai la tête qui bourdonne.
[plane, helicopter] → vrombir
to be buzzing with activity → être en effervescence
to be buzzing with conversation → être (tout) bourdonnant de conversation
vt
(= call on intercom) → appeler
[+ plane, building] → raser, voler au ras de
buzz in
vt sep [+ person] → faire entrer (par interphone)
buzz off
vis'en aller, ficher le camp

buzz

vi
(insect)summen, brummen; (smaller or agitated insects)schwirren; (device)summen; did you buzz, sir?haben Sie nach mir verlangt?; Miss Jones, I’ve been buzzing for 10 minutesFräulein Jones, ich versuche schon seit 10 Minuten, Sie zu erreichen
my ears are buzzingmir dröhnen die Ohren; my head is buzzing (with ideas etc) → mir schwirrt der Kopf; (from noise) → mir dröhnt der Kopf
the town is buzzingin der Stadt ist was los (inf)or herrscht reges Leben; the city was buzzing with excitementdie Stadt war in heller Aufregung; the news set the town buzzingdie Nachricht versetzte die Stadt in helle Aufregung
vt
(= call) secretary(mit dem Summer) rufen
(US inf: = telephone) → anrufen
(plane) plane, buildingdicht vorbeifliegen an (+dat); we were buzzedFlugzeuge flogen dicht an uns heran
n
(of insect)Summen nt, → Brummen nt; (of smaller or agitated insects)Schwirren nt; (of device)Summen nt
(of conversation)Stimmengewirr nt, → Gemurmel nt; buzz of excitement/anticipationaufgeregtes/erwartungsvolles Gemurmel
(inf: = telephone call) → Anruf m; to give somebody a buzzjdn anrufen; (= signal) secretary etcjdn (mit dem Summer) rufen
(inf: = thrill) → Kitzel m; driving fast gives me a buzz, I get a buzz from driving fastich verspüre einen Kitzel, wenn ich schnell fahre

buzz

:
buzz phrase
nModeausdruck m
buzz topic
nModethema nt
buzz word
nModewort nt

buzz

[bʌz]
1. nronzio; (of conversation) → brusio
to give sb a buzz (fam) (telephone call) → dare un colpo di telefono a qn
2. vt (call on intercom) → chiamare al citofono; (with buzzer) → chiamare col cicalino (Aer) (plane, building) → passare rasente
3. vi (insect, ears) → ronzare
my head is buzzing → mi gira la testa
buzz off vi + adv (Brit) (fam) → filare, levarsi di torno

buzz

(baz) verb
1. (of an insect) to make a noise by beating its wings eg when flying. The bees buzzed angrily.
2. to be filled with or make a similar noise. My ears are buzzing; The crowd was buzzing with excitement.
noun
(sometimes with a) a buzzing sound. a buzz of conversation.
give someone a buzz
(slang) to telephone someone. I'll give you a buzz as soon as I get there.
ˈbuzzer noun
an electrical or other apparatus producing a buzzing sound.

buzz

n. murmullo, zumbido.

buzz

n (fam o vulg) sensación placentera al tomar una cantidad modesta de una sustancia intoxicante
References in classic literature ?
They had a merry time over the bonbons and mottoes, and were in the midst of a quiet game of BUZZ, with two or three other young people who had strayed in, when Hannah appeared.
And all these great purposes accomplished, will he walk the streets again, with that dog-day smile of elaborate benevolence, sultry enough to tempt flies to come and buzz in it?
A buzz of astonishment rose on all sides, and people were heard to intimate that the overworked lawyer had lost his mind.
When the Attorney-General ceased, a buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.
A buzz and hum go up around me, as if the boys were so many bluebottles.
There was a buzz of voices through the house, as Miss Nancy entered, mingled with the scrape of a fiddle preluding in the kitchen; but the Lammeters were guests whose arrival had evidently been thought of so much that it had been watched for from the windows, for Mrs.
There was the trampling of myriad feet and the low buzz of voices.
The flies, lethargic with the autumn, were beginning to buzz into the room.
At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
No, no, that were very cruel, dear Buzz," said little Hum; "let us take him to our Queen, and she will tell us how to show our anger for the wicked deeds he did.
A monster of a bee had been wandering overhead--buzz, buzz, buzz--now among the leaves, now flashing through the strips of sunshine, and now lost in the dark shade, till finally he appeared to be settling on the eyelid of David Swan.
But just listen to the pleasant voices of those maidens, and that buzz of the loom, as the shuttle passes to and fro," said another comrade.