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bleepnoun [C]

uk   us   /bliːp/
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?

bleepverb

uk   us   /bliːp/
[I] (of a ​machine) to make a ​short, high ​sound: I ​heard his ​alarmclock 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 ​conditionworsens.bleep sth (out) (on TV, etc.) to ​replace a ​swear word with an ​electronicsound so that ​people will not ​hear the ​swear word and be ​offended : Oops! Can you bleep that?
(Definition of bleep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bleepnoun [C]

 us   /blip/
a ​short, ​continuouselectronicsound: Cell ​phones now ​playpoptunesrather than making bleeps.

bleepverb [I/T]

 us   /blip/
to make a ​short, ​continuouselectronicsound If an ​offensive word on ​television or ​radio is bleeped or bleeped out, it is ​replaced with a ​short, ​continuouselectronicsound: [T] Portions of the ​program were bleeped before the ​broadcast
(Definition of bleep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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