buzz

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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in #5).
buzz(
buhz
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (vibration)
a. el zumbido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I could hear the buzz of a helicopter overhead.Oía el zumbido de un helicóptero sobrevolando la zona.
2. (sound of voices)
a. el rumor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I could hear a buzz of conversation in the next office.Oía un rumor de conversación en la oficina de al lado.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(phone call)
a. el telefonazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'll give him a buzz and see if he's free.Le daré un telefonazo a ver si está libre.
b. el llamada
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
If there's anything else you need, just give us a buzz.Si necesitas algo más, hazme una llamada.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(thrill)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I get a real buzz out of singing in concerts.Me entusiasma muchísimo cantar en conciertos.
Why do I climb mountains? I do it for the buzz when I get to the top.¿Por qué practico montañismo? Lo hago por la sensación de euforia cuando llego a la cima.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rumor)
a. el rumor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The buzz is that she's going to lose her job.Corre el rumor de que va a perder su trabajo.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intoxication)
a. el colocón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I waited a few minutes for the buzz from the E to kick in.Esperé unos minutos para que me subiera el colocón del éxtasis.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to vibrate)
a. zumbar
There was a cloud of flies buzzing around the meat.Una nube de moscas zumbaba alrededor de la carne.
b. vibrar
The phone on her desk buzzed and made her jump.Le dio un susto cuando vibró el teléfono de su escritorio.
8. (to be lively)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hong Kong buzzes from dawn to dusk.Hong Kong es un hervidero de actividad de sol a sol.
We're buzzing with ideas for new products.Nos bullen ideas para productos nuevos.
9. (to reverberate)
a. zumbar
My ears were buzzing for hours after the explosion.Me zumbaron los oídos durante horas después de la explosión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
10. (to call through intercom)
a. llamar por el interfono
You don't need a key. Buzz me and I'll let you in.No necesitas llave. Llámame por el interfono y te abriré.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to telephone)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dar un telefonazo a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'll buzz you when it's ready to pick up.Te daré un telefonazo cuando esté listo para recoger.
b. dar un toque a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Buzz me if you need any help.Dame un toque si necesitas que te ayude.
12. (aviation)
a. sobrevolar
Police helicopters had been alerted to what was going on and were buzzing the area.Se había puesto sobre aviso a los helicópteros de la policía y sobrevolaban la zona.
b. pasar volando
The fishing boats were buzzed by military planes, warning them away.Unos aviones militares pasaron volando muy cerca de las barcas pesqueras, advirtiéndolas de que se alejaran.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
13. (fashionable)
a. de moda
"Knowledge outsourcing" became the buzz phrase in business circles."La adquisición de concocimiento de fuentes externas" se convirtió en la frase de moda en los círculos empresariales.
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buzz
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (noise; of conversation)
a. el rumor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of machine, insects)
a. el zumbido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (colloquial)
a.
buzz wordpalabra de moda
4. (colloquial)
a. (phone call)
to give somebody a buzzdar a alguien un toque or un telefonazo
5. (colloquial)
a. (thrill)
to get a buzz out of somethingentusiasmarse con algo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (colloquial)
a. llamar por el portero electrónico (on intercom)
7. (on pager)
a. llamar a través del buscapersonas or
b. busca or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. localizador or
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
d. radiomensaje (River Plate)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
8. (make noise)
a. zumbar
9. (fig)
a.
the whole town was buzzing with excitementtoda la ciudad hervía de animación
10. (colloquial)
a.
my head was buzzing with ideaslas ideas me bullían en la cabeza
my ears were buzzingme zumbaban los oídos
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buzz [bʌz]
noun
1 [of insect, device] zumbido (m); [of conversation] rumor (m)
2 (telephone call) llamada (f) (telefónica); telefonazo (informal) (m)
to give sb a buzz dar un telefonazo a algn (informal); dar un toque a algn (informal); (Esp)
3 (thrill)
to get a buzz from sth gozar con algo
He used to get a buzz from creating confrontations
driving fast gives me a buzz conducir a toda velocidad me entusiasma
Performing still gives him a buzz
4 (rumour) rumor (m)
transitive verb
1 (call by buzzer) llamar por el interfono; (US) (Telec) dar un telefonazo or un toque a (informal); (Esp)
2 (Aer) [+plane, building, ship] pasar rozando
intransitive verb
1 [+insect] zumbar
2 [+ears, crowd] zumbar
my head is buzzing me zumba la cabeza
3
the school buzzed with the news todo el colegio comentaba la noticia
modifier
(trendy) [+phrase, topic] de moda
...the latest buzz phrase in garden design circles Sex education in schools was the buzz topic
buzz bomb (n) bomba (f) volante
buzz saw (n) sierra (f) circular
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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