Word forms "buzz":
present tense I/you/we/they buzz he/she/it buzzes present participle buzzing past tense buzzed past participle buzzed1) [intransitive] when an insect such as a fly or bee buzzes, it makes a rough continuous sounda) [intransitive] used about machines or electric tools that make a similar sound when they are being used
Saws were buzzing everywhere.b) [intransitive] to move somewhere while buzzingbuzz around/by/past etc:
Flies were buzzing around my head.
A small plane buzzed past.c) [intransitive, usually progressive] if your ears or your head are buzzing, you can hear a continuous sound inside your head
My head was still buzzing hours after leaving the nightclub.d) [intransitive/transitive] spoken to press a buzzer to attract someone's attention
Just buzz me when the client arrives.
Buzz if you know the answer.2)a) [intransitive, usually progressive] if a place or group of people is buzzing, there is a lot of noise or activitybuzz with:
Normally the house was buzzing with cheerful conversation.
a classroom buzzing with activityb) if someone's head, mind, or brain is buzzing with ideas, questions etc or if these are buzzing around in their head, mind, or brain, they cannot stop thinking about thembuzz with:buzz around:
His mind was always buzzing with new and exciting ideas.
With all these questions buzzing around in my head, I couldn't sleep.3) [transitive] informal to fly a plane low over people or buildings
The locals are fed up of being buzzed by military jets.4) [intransitive] to move around quickly and busilybuzz around/round/about:Phrasal verbs:
Jane buzzed around serving drinks and chatting to her guests.- buzz off
II UK [bʌz] / US noun [singular]1) the continuous sound that an insect makesa) a sound like this made by something such as a machine
the constant buzz of the air conditioningb) the sound of a lot of people talking at the same time
the low buzz of occasional conversation2)a) informal a strong feeling of pleasure or excitement
I get a real buzz out of playing in front of an audience.b) a lively positive feeling among a group of people or in a particular place
There's been a definite buzz about the place since the new manager arrived.3) informal information that people are talking about that is not official and is not definitely true
The film is getting a lot of good buzz (= people are saying good things about it) in Hollywood.
The buzz among fans is that their idol is about to get married.4) mainly American informal a pleasant feeling of being slightly drunk•
English dictionary. 2014.
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