Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

buzz

buzz
Meaning(s)
1) full of excitement, activity, or energy
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    • there's a great buzz about the place
  • Analysis

    The verb to buzz means to make a low humming sound which is continuous or to move quickly and with lots of excitement or activity. The word 'buzz' is onomatopoeic meaning it sounds like the sound it describes. In a colloquial context to buzz or to be buzzing means to be very stimulated or to experience euphoria similar to being on drugs or very drunk. As and now her a buzz can refer to the sound of humming or activity made by bees or another group of insects or the sound of something electrical such as a television or a bell or buzzer. A buzz can also refer informally to a telephone call, so you can say 'I'll give you a buzz on the phone later', for example. A buzz can also mean a thrill or a sense of excitement or refer to a rumour.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The market in the city centre was buzzing with shoppers and tourists.
    2. I can't wait to go to the big match on Saturday. I'm buzzing with excitement!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The office was a good place to be after the deal was signed. There was a great buzz about the place.
    2. When you get to the door ring the doorbell and I'll buzz you in.
    3. There is a lot of buzz and excitement in the office about the vice president visiting.
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2) call on the telephone
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    • I'll give you a buzz tomorrow
  • Analysis
    buzz can refer informally to a telephone call, so you can say 'I'll give you a buzz on the phone later', for example.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm not sure what the plan for the weekend is yet. I'll give you a buzz when I know what's happening.
    2. Can you give me a buzz and let me know if you'll be coming with us on the trip at the weekend?
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