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Definition of beep verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    beep

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//biːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beep
    BrE BrE//biːp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːp//
     
    he / she / it beeps
    BrE BrE//biːps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːps//
     
    past simple beeped
    BrE BrE//biːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːpt//
     
    past participle beeped
    BrE BrE//biːpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːpt//
     
    -ing form beeping
    BrE BrE//ˈbiːpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːpɪŋ//
     
    Motoring problems and accidents, Communication devices, Driving
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of an electronic machine) to make a short high sound The microwave beeps to let you know when it has finished. More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] when a car horn, etc. beeps or when you beep it, it makes a short noise The car behind started beeping at us. beep something He beeped his horn at the cyclist. See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents, Driving
  3. 3(North American English) (British English bleep) [transitive] beep somebody to call somebody on their beeper See related entries: Communication devices
  4. Word Origin 1920s: imitative.
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