- 1[intransitive] (of a bee) to make a continuous low sound Bees buzzed lazily among the flowers.
- 2[intransitive] to make a sound like a bee buzzing The doorbell buzzed loudly. My ears were buzzing (= were filled with a continuous sound).
- 3[intransitive] to be full of excitement, activity, etc. New York buzzes from dawn to dusk. My head was still buzzing after the day's events. buzz with something The place was buzzing with journalists.
- 4 [intransitive, transitive] buzz (something) (for somebody/something) to call someone to come by pressing a buzzer The doctor buzzed for the next patient to come in.
- 5[transitive] buzz somebody + adv./prep. to let someone in or out of a place by pressing a buzzer to open a door or gate The doorman will buzz you in. I buzzed myself through the gate.
- 6[transitive] buzz somebody/something (informal) to fly very close to someone or something, especially as a warning or threat Phrasal Verbsbuzz aroundbuzz off
NAmE//bʌz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they buzz
he / she / it buzzes
past simple buzzed
-ing form buzzing