When Apophis buzzes the Earth on April 13, 2029, it will come within 19,400 miles (31,300 km) of our planet.
A signal-blocking case might provide a less drastic respite from buzzes and pings and inbox temptation.
He will know as much about it as the fly that buzzes in at one window and out at another.
Vanity is a blue-bottle, which buzzes in the window of the wise.
What is more soothing than the pretty hummer That stays one moment in an open flower, And buzzes cheerily from bower to bower?
It whirs and buzzes and backs and starts and whirs and buzzes over and over again.
The bee will have its honey, and if it is unable to get it from the flowers, it buzzes about the dung heap.
I heed them no more than the wasp that buzzes round my head.
There was a series of clicks and buzzes in the earpiece then Zack heard a man's deep voice.
He buzzes rather than speaks: at a certain distance you think you hear the droning of bagpipes.
late 15c., echoic of bees and other insects. Aviation sense of "fly low and close" is by 1941 (see buzz (n.)). Related: Buzzed; buzzing. Buzz off (1914) originally meant "to ring off on the telephone," from the use of buzzers to signal a call or message on old systems. As a command, it originally would have been telling someone to get off the line.
"a busy rumour" [Rowe], 1620s (earlier "a fancy," c.1600), figurative use from buzz (v.). Literal sense of "humming sound" is from 1640s. A "buzz" was the characteristic sound of an airplane in early 20c.; hence verbal sense "to fly swiftly," by 1928; by 1940 especially in military use, "to fly low over a surface as a warning signal" (e.g. that target practice is about to begin):
The patrol aircraft shall employ the method of warning known as "buzzing" which consists of low flight by the airplane and repeated opening and closing of the throttle. [1941 Supplement to the Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America," Chap. II, Corps of Engineers, War Department, p. 3434, etc. ]Meaning "pleasant sense of intoxication" first recorded 1935. The children's game of counting off with 7 or multiples of it replaced by buzz is attested from 1864 and is mentioned in "Little Women" (1868). To give (someone) a buzz (by 1922) is from the buzz that announced a call on old telephone systems.