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"buzz" in British English

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buzzverb

uk   /bʌz/ us   /bʌz/
  • buzz verb (MAKE SOUND)

C2 [I] to make a continuous, low sound such as the one a bee makes: I can hear something buzzing.
[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.
  • buzz verb (FLY LOW)

[T] informal If an aircraft buzzes a place or people, it flies over it or them very low and fast.
Phrasal verbs

buzznoun [S]

uk   /bʌz/ us   /bʌz/
(Definition of buzz from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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buzzverb

us   /bʌz/
  • buzz verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] to make a continuous, low sound such as the sound some insects make, or to move quickly while making this sound: [I] Something was buzzing around me as I tried to sleep.
[I/T] Someone who buzzes you calls you by using a device that makes a low, continuous sound: [T] All were expected to run, literally, into McLaughlin’s office whenever he buzzed them.
  • buzz verb (BE FILLED WITH)

[I] to be filled with excitement, activity, or sounds: The place was buzzing with excitement.

buzznoun [C usually sing]

us   /bʌz/
a continuous, low sound: the buzz of conversation
infml A buzz is also a telephone call: I’ll give you a buzz early next week.
(Definition of buzz from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"buzz" in Business English

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buzzverb [I or T]

uk   /bʌz/ us  
to press a buzzer in order to get someone's attention: I buzzed his office but there was no answer. If I need to talk to you, I'll buzz.

buzznoun

uk   /bʌz/ us  
[S] MARKETING interested or excited talk about a new product, an event, or a person: To create a buzz that will spread to potential customers, the product itself should really excite the users.
give sb a buzz
informal COMMUNICATIONS to phone someone: I'll give you a buzz next week.
(Definition of buzz from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“buzz” in Business English

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