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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEEP

I have beep steamboating forty years, and I know a little something about it.

The scanner began to beep and Roger turned his attention to the screen.

Now Beryl should have beep upstairs marking the new linen and she should93 not be singing as though she owned the whole world.

Adonis and all the other Sun lords were supposed to have beep born in a cave on 25th December.

When Ives gives you the beep, jump out, run around the bows and plant your back against the hull directly opposite the port.

The automatic finder searched around for the Ravenhurst tickler signal, found it, and sent out a beep along the same channel.

He looks as if he'd like to pinch everybody around, and slap 'em into the cooler, just to beep his hand in.

A proposal so atrocious had beep made, in the case of little William, at the very outset, and had met with but slight opposition.

"The beep's from the North Pole," the instrument man reported instantly.

You try to keep the beep increasing in loudness as it gets fainter if you are turning to either side.

WORD ORIGIN

1927, imitative of automobile horns (originally of the sound of a certain type of automobile horn among several types in use in the years after the klaxon horn was brought into use c.1910). Used as a noun and verb by 1929. Related: Beeped; beeping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEEP

call

verbattempt to communicate by telephone
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.