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  • n  sound of rapid vibration
    the buzz of a bumble bee
  • n  a confusion of activity and gossip
    the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued
  • v  make a buzzing sound
    bees were buzzing around the hive
  • v  fly low
    Planes buzzed the crowds in the square
  • v  be noisy with activity
    This office is buzzing with activity
  • v  call with a buzzer
    he buzzed the servant

  • Indeed, he notes that negative buzz can sink a product as efficiently as positive buzz can boost it.
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  • Fabian Cancellara in The Associated Press
    Sprints are never easy,Cancellara said. "They're psychologically very hard. Today, we saw a nice thing: After all the buzz around him — the young sprinter, the big mouth and all that — he's a real sprinter."
  • Sid Ganis in International Herald Tribune
    Not only have there not been any awards shows,said Ganis, "but I think there's a good solid buzz about the strike being over (and) everybody back to work."
  • Kobe Bryant in
    We're used to being in must-win situations,Bryant said, "The way we look at it is it's just a game we've got to win. I don't mean to be a buzz-kill. I know what's at stake, but I'm not tripping."

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