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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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