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

     

    bleep

     verb
    verb
    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
     
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  1. 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. 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. 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
  4. Word Origin 1950s: imitative.
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