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buzz

1. noun, informal A phone call. Usually used with the verb "give." Give me a buzz when you're done with work. Can I give you a buzz on Saturday?
2. noun, slang A feeling of intense pleasure, excitement, or interest. I always get a buzz from reading positive reviews of my books. A lot of shoplifters don't steal out of need, they do it because of the buzz it gives them.
3. noun, slang Particularly exciting or interesting news. Check out my blog for all the latest buzz on the upcoming presidential election.
4. noun, slang Gossip or rumors. There's been a lot of buzz around the office lately about the possibility of layoffs.
5. noun, slang A state of mild or pleasant intoxication. I haven't had a drink in nearly three months, so I got quite a buzz off just that one beer. I always smoke a joint in the morning so I have a nice buzz during the day.
6. noun, slang A haircut in which the hair is cropped very closely to the scalp; a crewcut. He always had such gorgeous locks, so it was a shock seeing him with a buzz after joining the military.
7. verb, informal To call someone on the phone. I'll buzz you in about an hour when I know what the plan is.
8. verb, informal Of an airplane, to fly low over something. The airplane buzzed the observation tower, much to the delight of the tourists.

buzzing

slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really buzzing!
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buzzing

mod. drunk. Sally was buzzing after only a few drinks.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"That's where the Buzzing in my head first began," said Mrs.
all together, all at the same time, all out of temper, all buzzing in my poor head like forty thousand million bees -- don't tell the captain!
As sure as ever I sit down to this book the Buzzing in my head begins again.
If these plugs get loose, the intermittent contact causes an off-and-on buzzing in the headsets.
Basically it's a be e's wings and part of its breathing apparatus, called spiracle s, whi ch contribute to the buzzing sound.
Buzzing is now recognised as the increasingly popular practice of recruiting volunteers to try products, then sending them out into the world to talk up their experiences with the people they meet.