Meaning of “beep” in the English Dictionary

"beep" in English

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uk /biːp/ us /biːp/

[ I or T ] (to cause) to make a short, loud sound:

The cab driver 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

noun [ C ] uk us

a short, loud sound:

The voice on the answering machine 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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us /bip/

[ I/T ] to make a high, brief, mechanical sound or series of sounds, or cause a device to make such a sound:

[ I ] The computer started beeping, so I knew something was wrong.
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)