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British English: /bʌz/
American English: /bəz/

Translation of buzz in French:


  • 2
    (phone call) to give somebody a buzz
    passer un coup de fil à quelqu'un
  • 3
    (thrill) See examples: I get a buzz from it, it gives me a buzz
    (from alcohol)
    ça me fait planer
    (atmosphere) See examples: a party with a real buzz
    une fête vraiment pleine d'entrain
    to get a buzz out of doing
    prendre son pied (informal) en faisant
  • 4
    (rumour, news) See examples: the buzz is that…
    à ce qu'on raconte…
    what's the buzz?

transitive verb

  • 1 (call) See examples: to buzz somebody
    appeler quelqu'un au bip, biper

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (bee, fly)
    buzz if you know the answer
    appuyez sur la sonnette si vous connaissez la réponse
  • 2 (head) her head buzzed with thoughts
    les idées se bousculaient dans son esprit
  • 3 (place) the house was buzzing with activity
    tout le monde s'affairait dans la maison
    the town buzzed with rumours
    la ville bourdonnait de rumeurs

Phrasal verbs

buzz off

s'en aller
buzz off!
dégage (informal)!

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