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verb beep pronunciation in British English /biːp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebeeping
past tensebeeped
past participlebeeped

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a piece of electronic equipment beeps, it makes a short high sound or several short high sounds

    When the cooking time’s up, the microwave will beep.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a car horn beeps, or if you beep your horn, it makes a short loud noise


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