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"beep" in British English

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beepverb

uk   us   /biːp/
[I or T] (to ​cause) to make a ​short, ​loudsound: The ​cabdriver beeped (his ​horn) ​impatiently at the ​cyclist. I don't like those ​watches that ​keep beeping every ​hour. [T] US (UK bleep) to ​call someone, for ​example a ​doctor, by ​sending a ​signal to a ​beeper that they ​carry
beep
noun [C] uk   us  
a ​short, ​loudsound: The ​voice on the ​answeringmachine said "Please ​leave a ​message after the beep".
(Definition of beep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beep" in American English

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beep

 us   /bip/
[I/T] to make a high, ​brief, ​mechanicalsound or ​series of ​sounds, or ​cause a ​device to make such a ​sound: [I] The ​computerstarted beeping, so I ​knew something was ​wrong.
beep
noun [C]  us   /bip/
The ​recording told me to ​leave a ​message after the beep.
(Definition of beep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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