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bleep

noun [C] uk   /bliːp/ us  
a short, high sound made by a machine, especially if it is repeated: He wears a wristwatch with an irritating bleep. US informal used when someone is speaking, to avoid saying a swear word: Where the bleep are my keys?

bleep

verb uk   /bliːp/ us  
[I] (of a machine) to make a short, high sound: I heard his alarm clock bleeping this morning. [T] UK ( US beep) to call someone, for example a doctor, by sending a signal to a bleeper that they carry: Bleep me if his condition worsens.bleep sth (out) (on TV, etc.) to replace a swear word with an electronic sound so that people will not hear the swear word and be offended : Oops! Can you bleep that?
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