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English definition of “beep”

beep

verb uk   /biːp/ us  
[I or T] (to cause) to make a short, loud sound: The taxi-driver beeped (his horn) impatiently at the cyclist. I don't like those watches that keep beeping every hour.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact [T] US (UK bleep) to call someone, for example a doctor, by sending a signal to a beeper that they carryFaxes, pagers, and text messages
beep
noun [C] uk   us  
a short, loud sound: The voice on the answering machine said "Please leave any message after the beep".Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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