beep

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Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

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Noun[edit]

beep (plural beeps)

  1. The sound produced by the horn of a car, or any similar sound.
  2. A short, electronically produced tone.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (electronically produced): bleep

Verb[edit]

beep (third-person singular simple present beeps, present participle beeping, simple past and past participle beeped)

  1. (transitive) To sound (something that makes a beep).
    The motorists in the traffic jam were getting more and more frustrated and started beeping their horns.
  2. (transitive) To have sexual intercourse (with) - referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts
    Jason beeped Sharlene after they had drunk a few beers.
  3. (intransitive) To produce a beep.
  4. (transitive) Telephoning a person, but only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
    Susan beeped Jessica, and then Jessica called her back, because Susan didn't have enough credit on her phone to make the call.

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