From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbuzzbuzz1 /bʌz/ ●○○ verb 1 make a sound [intransitive]SOUND to make a continuous sound, like the sound of a bee a loud buzzing noise2 moving aroundMOVE/CHANGE POSITION [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] a) to move around in the air making a continuous sound like a bee Bees were buzzing around the picnic tables. b) to move quickly around a place Pamela buzzed around checking that everything was ready. There were all sorts of rumours buzzing through the office.3 excitement [intransitive]EXCITED if a group of people or a place is buzzing, there is a lot of activity or excitementbuzz with a classroom buzzing with activity4 call [intransitive, transitive]ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something a) to call someone by pressing a buzzer Kramer buzzed at the security door, and I let him in.buzz for Tina buzzed for her secretary. b) to make something happen, for example make a door or gate open or close, by pressing a buzzerbuzz somebody in/out She buzzed them in and greeted them warmly.buzz somebody through something The guard buzzed me through the gate.5 thoughtsTHINK something/HAVE A THOUGHT [intransitive] if your head or mind is buzzing with thoughts, ideas etc, you cannot stop thinking about thembuzz with My mind was buzzing with new ideas. Questions started buzzing round in my head. 6 ears [intransitive]MI if your ears or head are buzzing, you can hear a continuous low unpleasant sound7 aircraft [transitive] informalTTA to fly an aircraft low and fast over buildings, people etc Military jets buzzed the city. → buzz off→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusbuzz• When I returned to Britain I was buzzing.• She went to call her daughter, but the phone only buzzed.• Local people were buzzing about the murder.• When the light went on, a dozen or so large flies began buzzing around the room, which unsettled him.• He buzzed at the security door, and I let him in.• Police helicopters buzzed backwards and forwards over the area all day.• Some come buzzing drunkenly off the ceiling, motor around loudly, and butt against the light.• I hear something buzzing in the engine.• He was buzzing, really buzzing.• The canteen, a gloomy area in the basement, was buzzing with talk about Steinmark.• The whole office seemed to be buzzing with the sound of machinery.buzzing with activity• Jimi makes a point of arriving at 8: 15, when the school is already buzzing with activity.