beep
/beep/, n.
1. a short, relatively high-pitched tone produced by a horn, electronic device, or the like as a signal, summons, or warning.
2. one of the periodic signals sounded by a beeper.
v.i.
3. to make or emit such a sound: When the timer beeps, take the cake out of the oven.
v.t.
4. to sound (a horn, warning signal, etc.): impatient drivers beeping their horns.
5. to announce, warn, summon, etc., by beeping: The doctor was beeped to call the hospital.
[1925-30; imit.]

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