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buzz

noun

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1 a communication by telephone
  • give me a buzz when you decide

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2 a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion
  • the motor made a soft buzz

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3 information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
  • the buzz is that this would-be blockbuster will be the bomb of the summer

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4 a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time
  • longer hairstyles are the buzz this season

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buzz

verb

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1 to be copiously supplied
  • for months the area has been buzzing with rumors that a megacorporation plans to locate its headquarters here

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2 to proceed or move quickly
  • we've been buzzing around all morning getting ready for the meeting with the VIPs from the head office

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3 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • the little plane buzzed past the crowd

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The first known use of buzz was in the 14th century

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“Buzz.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buzz. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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