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  1. N

    1. [of insect, device] zumbido m ; [of conversation] rumor m

    2. * (=telephone call) llamada f (telefónica), telefonazo * m

    3. * (=thrill)

    4. * (=rumour) rumor m

  2. VT

    1. * (=call by buzzer) llamar por el interfono; (US) (Telec) dar un telefonazo or (Sp) un toque a *

    2. (Aer) [+ plane, building, ship] pasar rozando

  3. VI

    1. [insect] zumbar

    2. [ears, crowd] zumbar

    3. (fig)

  4. CPD (=trendy) [phrase, topic] de moda

Examples from texts

J. D.,shouted the man with the buzz cut, catching sight of the cop, look!
–J. D. –gritó el hombre con el corte de pelo militar, viendo al policía–, ¡mira!
Sawyer, Robert / Calculating GodSawyer, Robert / El calculo de Dios
El calculo de Dios
Sawyer, Robert
© 2002 by Ediciones B, S.A.
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
Calculating God
Sawyer, Robert
© 2000 by Robert Sawyer
Instead, Francis peeled himself from the wall and moved down the hallway, which returned to a busy buzz and muted talk as he passed.
Se apartó de la pared y se marchó por el pasillo, que volvía a estar lleno de murmullos y voces apagadas.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
Decisions, decisions, with the adrenaline shooting through every corpuscle, the buzz now a roar, my hands sweaty, slipping off the wheel.
Decisiones, decisiones, con la adrenalina entrando en cada corpúsculo, con el zumbido convertido ya en un rugido, con mis manos sudorosas, resbalando en el volante.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
'Hey,' said Dave, 'remember that press conference we went to before Apollo 11 to watch Neil, Buzz, and Mike show their stuff?'
– Oye -dijo Dave-, ¿recuerdas esa rueda de prensa a la que asistimos antes del Apollo 11, para escuchar a Neil, Buzz y Mike hablar sobre el asunto?
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
There's no bad blood between us. The headache, if you have a headache, will go away soon, and so will the buzzing in your ears, the racing pulse, the rapid heartbeat.
No hay beligerancia entre tú y yo, el dolor de cabeza, si lo tienes, el zumbido de los oídos, el pulso acelerado, la taquicardia, pronto se irán, dijo la voz.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer

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bʌzMasculine nounzumbido; rumor

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Word forms


Common casebuzzbuzzes
Possessive casebuzz'sbuzzes'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)buzzing
Past Participle (Participle II)buzzed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I buzzwe buzz
you buzzyou buzz
he/she/it buzzesthey buzz
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am buzzingwe are buzzing
you are buzzingyou are buzzing
he/she/it is buzzingthey are buzzing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have buzzedwe have buzzed
you have buzzedyou have buzzed
he/she/it has buzzedthey have buzzed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been buzzingwe have been buzzing
you have been buzzingyou have been buzzing
he/she/it has been buzzingthey have been buzzing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I buzzedwe buzzed
you buzzedyou buzzed
he/she/it buzzedthey buzzed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was buzzingwe were buzzing
you were buzzingyou were buzzing
he/she/it was buzzingthey were buzzing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had buzzedwe had buzzed
you had buzzedyou had buzzed
he/she/it had buzzedthey had buzzed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been buzzingwe had been buzzing
you had been buzzingyou had been buzzing
he/she/it had been buzzingthey had been buzzing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will buzzwe shall/will buzz
you will buzzyou will buzz
he/she/it will buzzthey will buzz
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be buzzingwe shall/will be buzzing
you will be buzzingyou will be buzzing
he/she/it will be buzzingthey will be buzzing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have buzzedwe shall/will have buzzed
you will have buzzedyou will have buzzed
he/she/it will have buzzedthey will have buzzed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been buzzingwe shall/will have been buzzing
you will have been buzzingyou will have been buzzing
he/she/it will have been buzzingthey will have been buzzing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would buzzwe should/would buzz
you would buzzyou would buzz
he/she/it would buzzthey would buzz
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be buzzingwe should/would be buzzing
you would be buzzingyou would be buzzing
he/she/it would be buzzingthey would be buzzing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have buzzedwe should/would have buzzed
you would have buzzedyou would have buzzed
he/she/it would have buzzedthey would have buzzed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been buzzingwe should/would have been buzzing
you would have been buzzingyou would have been buzzing
he/she/it would have been buzzingthey would have been buzzing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am buzzedwe are buzzed
you are buzzedyou are buzzed
he/she/it is buzzedthey are buzzed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being buzzedwe are being buzzed
you are being buzzedyou are being buzzed
he/she/it is being buzzedthey are being buzzed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been buzzedwe have been buzzed
you have been buzzedyou have been buzzed
he/she/it has been buzzedthey have been buzzed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was buzzedwe were buzzed
you were buzzedyou were buzzed
he/she/it was buzzedthey were buzzed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being buzzedwe were being buzzed
you were being buzzedyou were being buzzed
he/she/it was being buzzedthey were being buzzed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been buzzedwe had been buzzed
you had been buzzedyou had been buzzed
he/she/it had been buzzedthey had been buzzed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be buzzedwe shall/will be buzzed
you will be buzzedyou will be buzzed
he/she/it will be buzzedthey will be buzzed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been buzzedwe shall/will have been buzzed
you will have been buzzedyou will have been buzzed
he/she/it will have been buzzedthey will have been buzzed