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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: From the sound

beep

verb
     
beep
1 [intransitive]TD if a machine beeps, it makes a short high sound [= bleep]:
Why does the computer keep beeping?
2 [intransitive and transitive]TTC if a car horn beeps or if you beep your car horn, it makes a loud noise
beep noun [countable]
Leave your message after the beep.
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