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buzz

1 [buhz]
noun
1.
a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees, machinery, or people talking.
2.
a rumor or report.
3.
Informal. a phone call: When I find out, I'll give you a buzz.
4.
Slang.
a.
a feeling of intense enthusiasm, excitement, or exhilaration: I got a terrific buzz from those Pacific sunsets.
b.
a feeling of slight intoxication.
verb (used without object)
5.
to make a low, vibrating, humming sound.
6.
to speak or murmur with such a sound.
7.
to be filled with the sound of buzzing or whispering: The room buzzed.
8.
to whisper; gossip: Everyone is buzzing about the scandal.
9.
to move busily from place to place.
10.
Slang. to go; leave (usually followed by off or along ): I'll buzz along now. Tell him to buzz off and leave me alone.
verb (used with object)
11.
to make a buzzing sound with: The fly buzzed its wings.
12.
to tell or spread (a rumor, gossip, etc.) secretively.
13.
to signal or summon with a buzzer: He buzzed his secretary.
14.
Informal. to make a phone call to.
15.
Aeronautics.
a.
to fly a plane very low over: to buzz a field.
b.
to signal or greet (someone) by flying a plane low and slowing the motor spasmodically.
Idioms
16.
have/get a buzz on, Slang. to be slightly intoxicated: After a few beers they all had a buzz on.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English busse; imitative

buzzingly, adverb
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buzz (bʌz)
 
n
1.  a rapidly vibrating humming sound, as that of a prolonged z or of a bee in flight
2.  a low sound, as of many voices in conversation
3.  a rumour; report; gossip
4.  informal a telephone call: I'll give you a buzz
5.  slang
 a.  a pleasant sensation, as from a drug such as cannabis
 b.  a sense of excitement; kick
 
vb (often foll by about)
6.  (intr) to make a vibrating sound like that of a prolonged z
7.  (intr) to talk or gossip with an air of excitement or urgency: the town buzzed with the news
8.  (tr) to utter or spread (a rumour)
9.  to move around quickly and busily; bustle
10.  (tr) to signal or summon with a buzzer
11.  informal (tr) to call by telephone
12.  informal (tr)
 a.  to fly an aircraft very low over (an object): to buzz a ship
 b.  to fly an aircraft very close to or across the path of (another aircraft), esp to warn or intimidate
13.  (tr) (esp of insects) to make a buzzing sound with (wings, etc)
 
[C16: of imitative origin]
 
'buzzing
 
n, —adj

buzz off
 
vb
informal chiefly (Brit) (intr, adverb; often imperative) to go away; leave; depart

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Word Origin & History

buzz
late 15c., echoic of bees and other insects. Aviation sense of "fly low and close" is 1941. Noun meaning "a busy rumor" is attested from c.1600; that of "humming sound" is from 1640s. Meaning "pleasant sense of intoxication" first recorded 1935. The game of counting off, with 7 or multiples of it replaced
by buzz is attested from 1864. Buzz off (1914) originally meant "to ring off on the telephone."
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aldrin   (ôl'drĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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Idioms & Phrases

buzz off

Go away, leave. For example, The store owner told the teenagers to buzz off and find another place to hang out. This curt imperative dates from World War I. Also see bug off.

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