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buzz

Pronunciation: /bʌz/

Translation of buzz in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of bee, wasp) zumbido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Then, from somewhere nearby, seemingly above the everyday sounds of the street, came the insect buzz of a tiny motor.
    • The only sounds were the crackling of the fire and the buzz of nocturnal insects waking up.
    • Dialogue had to be carefully picked out from among the buzz of insects and neighbours chatting.
    1.2 (of voices) rumor (masculine), murmullo (masculine) there was a buzz of excitement in the lecture hall hubo un murmullo de agitación en la sala de conferencias 1.3 (as signal) zumbido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Jem's words are cut off by the buzz of Olivia's telephone, and Olivia presses the speaker button.
    • The buzz of telephones and fax machines fills Lauren's head as she attempts to peruse an investment project put to her by Jake.
    • The buzz of an alarm clock sounded through the room.
  • 2 (phone call) [colloquial/familiar] to give sb a buzz darle* or pegarle* or (Mexico/México) echarle un telefonazo a algn [colloquial/familiar], darle* un toque a algn (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Give me a buzz tomorrow if you'd like and I can go over the details with you.
    • If you need help debugging it, you're more than welcome to give me a buzz tomorrow.
    • I might give her a buzz tomorrow to see what the deal is.
    Example sentences
    • We go on funfair rides, drive fast cars, ride motorbikes, climb highest summits, take part in dangerous sports - all basically for a thrill, a buzz.
    • I get a great buzz and a great thrill every time he rides for me.
    • But shark-feeding dives - where divers get bumped by huge Caribbean reef sharks - are the ultimate buzz for thrill-seekers.
    Example sentences
    • But the recent buzz has primarily been about her new relationship with her costar.
    • And you know - you know the buzz about broadcast news, that it's on the decline.
    • The good news is that the buzz has been positive.
  • 4 (rumor, news) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], rumor (masculine) the buzz is that … se rumorea que …, corre la voz de que …

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [bee/bluebottle] zumbar 1.2 [telephone/alarm clock] sonar* 1.3 (be animated) (usually in -ing form/generalmente en forma -ing)to buzz with sth the town was buzzing with rumors la ciudad era un hervidero de rumores the Boston arts scene is really buzzing hay una actividad febril en el mundo artístico de Boston 1.4 (reverberate, reel) (usually in -ing form/generalmente en forma -ing) my ears were buzzing me zumbaban los oídos my head was buzzing with all the figures I had to memorize la cabeza me daba vueltas con todos los números que me tenía que aprender

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (call on intercom) llamar por el interfono 1.2 (call on phone) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], darle* or pegarle* or (Mexico/México) echarle un telefonazo a [colloquial/familiar], darle* un toque a (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 [aircraft] acercarse* a

adjective/adjetivo

  • (before noun/delante del nombre) de moda, en boga

Phrasal verbs

buzz about

buzz around
verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [person] trajinar 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (spread about) [rumor] hacer* correr, propagar*

buzz off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] (usually in imperative/generalmente en imperativo) largarse* [colloquial/familiar], picar* (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]

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