- 1[intransitive] to make a short high electronic sound The microwave will bleep when your meal is ready. The alarm on her watch bleeped to tell her it was time to go.
- 2(British English) (North American English beep) [transitive] bleep somebody to call somebody on their bleeper Please bleep the doctor on duty immediately. See related entries: Communication devices
- 3[transitive] bleep something (out) to broadcast a short high electronic sound in place of a swear word on a television or radio show, so that people will not be offended 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. See related entries: Radio broadcasting Word Origin 1950s: imitative.
BrE BrE//bliːp//; NAmE NAmE//bliːp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bleep
BrE BrE//bliːp//; NAmE NAmE//bliːp//he / she / it bleeps
BrE BrE//bliːps//; NAmE NAmE//bliːps//past simple bleeped
BrE BrE//bliːpt//; NAmE NAmE//bliːpt//past participle bleeped
BrE BrE//bliːpt//; NAmE NAmE//bliːpt//-ing form bleeping
BrE BrE//ˈbliːpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbliːpɪŋ//Radio broadcasting, Communication devices