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buzz

buzz

 
 
pronunciation:
buhz
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vibrating hum or murmur.
the buzz of the beesthe buzz of conversation
synonyms:
drone, hum, murmur, whiz
similar words:
hiss, purr, sough, vibration, whir, zoom
definition 2: (informal) a call on the telephone.
Give me a buzz next week.
synonyms:
call, ring
definition 3: (slang) pleasant intoxication.
synonyms:
giddiness, light-headedness
similar words:
high, intoxication
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: buzzed, buzzes, buzzing
definition 1: to emit a vibrating hum or murmur.
I wish that machine would stop buzzing.
synonyms:
bombinate, drone, hum, murmur, whiz
similar words:
hiss, purr, ring, vibrate, whir, zoom
definition 2: to operate a signaling device that emits a buzz.
Did you buzz for the nurse?
synonyms:
call, ring, signal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to make a vibrating hum with.
The wasp buzzed its wings.
similar words:
hiss, purr, vibrate
definition 2: to signal with a device that buzzes.
He buzzed the maid.
synonyms:
call, ring, signal
definition 3: (informal) to call (someone) on the telephone.
synonyms:
call, phone, ring, telephone
definition 4: to fly over very low in an aircraft.
The pilot buzzed the battleship.
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