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verb
  1. 1
    when an insect such as a fly or bee buzzes, it makes a rough continuous sound

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    1. a.
    2. b.
      to move somewhere while buzzing

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    3. c.
    4. d.
      spoken to press a buzzer to attract someone's attention

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  2. 3
    informal to fly an airplane low over people or buildings

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  3. 4
    to move around quickly and busily

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