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English noun: buzz

1. buzz (event) sound of rapid vibration


SamplesThe buzz of a bumble bee.


Synonymsbombilation, bombination


Broader (hypernym)sound

2. buzz (act) a confusion of activity and gossip


SamplesThe buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued.


Broader (hypernym)activity


English verb: buzz

1. buzz (perception) make a buzzing sound


SamplesBees were buzzing around the hive.


Synonymsbombilate, bombinate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. buzz (motion) fly low


SamplesPlanes buzzed the crowds in the square.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fly, wing


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

3. buzz (stative) be noisy with activity


SamplesThis office is buzzing with activity.


ExamplesThe crowds buzz in the streets, The streets buzz with crowds


Synonymshum, seethe


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)pullulate, swarm, teem

4. buzz (communication) call with a buzzer


SamplesHe buzzed the servant.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)summon









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