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buzz

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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buzzbuzz1 /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
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Examples from the Corpus
buzzWhen 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 activityJimi makes a point of arriving at 8: 15, when the school is already buzzing with activity.
buzzbuzz2 noun  1 [countable]SOUND a continuous noise like the sound of a beebuzz of the buzz of mosquitoes2 [singular]SOUND a lot of activity, noise, and excitementbuzz of the buzz of conversation and laughter3 [singular] informalEXCITED a strong feeling of excitement, pleasure, or success, or a similar feeling from drinking alcohol or taking drugs Playing well gives me a buzz. Neil gets a buzz from drinking one beer.4 give somebody a buzz5 the buzz
Examples from the Corpus
buzzFrom the next office came a buzz of voices.I liked the commercial buzz of their environment.You can sense the creative buzz in the city.The circulation of Good Housekeeping keeps going up and up, which gives us all a great buzz.There was no sound but the high buzz of flies.These days the buzz phrases in the Department of Health are equal access for everybody and winning more resources.I could hear the buzz of a chainsaw far away among the trees.From inside the house, we heard the buzz of helicopters overhead.She was only eighteen when they were married in London, with buzz bombs screaming overhead.buzz ofthe buzz of the crowdgets a buzzThough modest, Lucy admits she gets a buzz from seeing the characters she creates come to life on the screen.There is no doubt that she gets a buzz from her work.
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Verb table
buzz
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybuzz
he, she, itbuzzes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybuzzed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave buzzed
he, she, ithas buzzed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad buzzed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill buzz
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have buzzed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam buzzing
he, she, itis buzzing
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you, we, theyare buzzing
Past
I, he, she, itwas buzzing
you, we, theywere buzzing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been buzzing
he, she, ithas been buzzing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been buzzing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be buzzing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been buzzing
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