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Meaning of “buzz” in the English Dictionary

"buzz" in British English

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buzzverb

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

C2 [I] to make a ​continuous, ​lowsound 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 (CUT HAIR)

[T] informal to ​cut someone's ​hair very ​short using a ​specialmachine
Phrasal verbs

buzznoun [S]

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

"buzz" in American English

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buzzverb

 us   /bʌz/
  • buzz verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] to make a ​continuous, ​lowsound 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, ​continuoussound: [T] All were ​expected to ​run, ​literally, into McLaughlin’s ​officewhenever 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, ​lowsound: the buzz of ​conversation infml A buzz is also a ​telephonecall: I’ll give you a buzz early next ​week.
(Definition of buzz from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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buzzverb [I or T]

uk   us   /bʌz/
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   us   /bʌz/
[S] MARKETING interested or ​excitedtalk about a new ​product, an ​event, or a ​person: To create a buzz that will ​spread to ​potentialcustomers, 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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