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

 

cheep

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʃiːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːp//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cheep
BrE BrE//tʃiːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːp//
 
he / she / it cheeps
BrE BrE//tʃiːps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːps//
 
past simple cheeped
BrE BrE//tʃiːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːpt//
 
past participle cheeped
BrE BrE//tʃiːpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːpt//
 
-ing form cheeping
BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpɪŋ//
 
 
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(of young birds) to make short high sounds We heard the birds cheeping as their mother fed them. Word Origin early 16th cent. (originally Scots): imitative (compare with the sound peep).

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