A brief high-pitched sound, as from an electronic device.
v. bleeped, bleep·ing, bleeps
To emit a bleep or bleeps.
To edit out (spoken material) from a broadcast or recording, especially by replacing with an electronic sound: The station bleeped out the expletives from the taped interview.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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