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English definition of “buzz”

buzz

verb uk   /bʌz/ us  

buzz verb (MAKE SOUND)

C2 [I] to make a continuous, low sound such as the one a bee makes: I can hear something buzzing.Animal (non-human) sounds [I or T] to press a buzzer in order to get someone's attention: I buzzed him but there was no answer. The first person to buzz may answer.Communications technology - general words

buzz verb (BE VERY ACTIVE)

C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to be busy and full of energy: The place was buzzing (with excitement). Reporters were buzzing around, trying to get the full story.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly your head/mind is buzzing If your head/mind is buzzing, you are thinking about many different things at the same time.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly

buzz verb (FLY LOW)

[T] informal If an aircraft buzzes a place or people, it flies over it or them very low and fast.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air

buzz verb (CUT HAIR)

[T] informal to cut someone's hair very short using a special machine
Phrasal verbs

buzz

noun [S] uk   /bʌz/ us  

buzz noun [S] (SOUND)

C2 a continuous, low sound: I heard a buzz and then saw the plane in the distance.Animal (non-human) sounds

buzz noun [S] (FEELING)

C2 informal a feeling of excitement, energy, and pleasure: I love cycling fast - it gives me a real buzz. I get a buzz out of public speaking.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
(Definition of buzz from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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