buzz1 [bʌz] v
1¦(make a sound)¦
2¦(moving around)¦
Phrasal verbs
 buzz off
[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: From the sound]
1.) ¦(MAKE A SOUND)¦
to make a continuous sound, like the sound of a ↑bee
a loud buzzing noise
2.) ¦(MOVING AROUND)¦ [I 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)¦ [I]
if a group of people or a place is buzzing, there is a lot of activity or excitement
buzz with
a classroom buzzing with activity
4.) ¦(CALL)¦ [I and T]
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 buzzer
buzz sb in/out
She buzzed them in and greeted them warmly.
buzz sb through sth
The guard buzzed me through the gate.
5.) ¦(THOUGHTS)¦ [I]
if your head or mind is buzzing with thoughts, ideas etc, you cannot stop thinking about them
buzz with
My mind was buzzing with new ideas.
Questions started buzzing round in my head.
6.) ¦(EARS)¦ [I]
if your ears or head are buzzing, you can hear a continuous low unpleasant sound
7.) ¦(AIRCRAFT)¦ [T] [i]informal
to fly an aircraft low and fast over buildings, people etc
Military jets buzzed the city.
buzz off phr v
1.) buzz off!
used to tell someone in a rude way to go away
2.) BrE to go away
I've finished everything, so I'll buzz off now.
buzz 2
buzz2 n
a continuous noise like the sound of a ↑bee
buzz of
the buzz of mosquitoes
2.) [singular]
a lot of activity, noise, and excitement
buzz of
the buzz of conversation and laughter
3.) [singular] informal
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 sb a buzz informal
to telephone someone
I'll give you a buzz on Monday.
5.) the buzz informal
unofficial news or information that is spread by people telling each other
→↑gossip, rumour ↑rumour

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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