verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of beep
Examples from the Web for beep
When the battery gets low, they beep a lot, which causes people to disconnect them.
"The beep's from the North Pole," the instrument man reported instantly.Thin Edge|Gordon Randall Garrett
The scanner began to beep and Roger turned his attention to the screen.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
The automatic finder searched around for the Ravenhurst tickler signal, found it, and sent out a beep along the same channel.A Spaceship Named McGuire|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for beep
Word Origin for beep
Word Origin and History for beep
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.