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Meaning of buzz

buzz

Pronunciation: (buz), [key]
— n.
  1. a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees, machinery, or people talking.
  2. a rumor or report.
  3. a phone call: When I find out, I'll give you a buzz.
  4. I got a terrific buzz from those Pacific sunsets.
    1. a feeling of intense enthusiasm, excitement, or exhilaration:I got a terrific buzz from those Pacific sunsets.
    2. a feeling of slight intoxication.
  5. to be slightly intoxicated: After a few beers they all had a buzz on.
—v.i.
  1. to make a low, vibrating, humming sound.
  2. to speak or murmur with such a sound.
  3. to be filled with the sound of buzzing or whispering: The room buzzed.
  4. to whisper; gossip: Everyone is buzzing about the scandal.
  5. to move busily from place to place.
  6. to go; leave (usually fol. by off or along): I'll buzz along now. Tell him to buzz off and leave me alone.
—v.t.
  1. to make a buzzing sound with: The fly buzzed its wings.
  2. to tell or spread (a rumor, gossip, etc.) secretively.
  3. to signal or summon with a buzzer: He buzzed his secretary.
  4. to make a phone call to.
  5. to buzz a field.
    1. to fly a plane very low over:to buzz a field.
    2. to signal or greet (someone) by flying a plane low and slowing the motor spasmodically.

buzz

Pronunciation: (buz), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. a man's very short haircut; crew cut.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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