Meaning of “bleep” in the English Dictionary

"bleep" in British English

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bleepnoun [ C ]

uk /bliːp/ us /bliːp/

bleepverb

uk /bliːp/ us /bliːp/

[ 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?

(Definition of “bleep” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bleep" in American English

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bleepnoun [ C ]

us /blip/

a short, continuous electronic sound:

Cell phones now play pop tunes rather than making bleeps.

bleepverb [ I/T ]

us /blip/

If an offensive word on television or radio is bleeped or bleeped out, it is replaced with a short, continuous electronic sound:

[ T ] Portions of the program were bleeped before the broadcast

(Definition of “bleep” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)