cheep

  • 1 cheep´er — cheep «cheep», verb, noun. –v.i. to make a short, sharp sound such as a young bird makes; chirp; peep: »newly hatched chicks constantly cheeping. –v.t. to utter with a cheeping voice. –n. a short, sharp, sound such as a young bird makes; chirp;… …

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  • 2 Cheep — Cheep, v. t. To give expression to in a chirping tone. [1913 Webster] Cheep and twitter twenty million loves. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cheep — ► NOUN 1) a shrill squeaky cry made by a young bird. 2) informal the slightest sound: there hasn t been a cheep from anybody. ► VERB ▪ make a cheep. ORIGIN imitative …

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  • 4 Cheep — (ch[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cheeped} (ch[=e]pt).] [Cf. {Chirp}]. To chirp, as a young bird. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Cheep — Cheep, n. A chirp, peep, or squeak, as of a young bird or mouse. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 cheep — [tʃi:p] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] if a young bird cheeps, it makes a weak, high noise ▪ baby birds cheeping for food >cheep[i] n …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 cheep — vb *chirp, chirrup, peep, tweet, twitter, chitter cheep n chirp, chirrup, peep, tweet, twitter, chitter (see under CHIRP vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 cheep — cheep·er; cheep; …

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  • 9 cheep — (v.) 1510s, of imitative origin, originally Scottish. Related: Cheeped; cheeping. The noun is attested by 1774 …

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  • 10 cheep — [v] vocalize as a bird chip, chipper, chirp, chirrup, peep, tweedle, tweet, twitter; concept 64 …

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  • 11 cheep — [chēp] n. [echoic] the short, faint, shrill sound made by a young bird; peep; chirp vt., vi. to make, or utter with, such a sound cheeper n …

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  • 12 cheep — UK [tʃiːp] / US [tʃɪp] verb [intransitive] Word forms cheep : present tense I/you/we/they cheep he/she/it cheeps present participle cheeping past tense cheeped past participle cheeped if a bird cheeps, it makes short high sounds Derived word:… …

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  • 13 cheep — cheeper, n. /cheep/, v.i. 1. to chirp; peep. 2. Chiefly South Midland U.S. to reveal or tell a secret (usually used in the phrase cheep it). v.t. 3. to express by cheeps. n. 4. a chirp. [1505 15; imit.] * * * …

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  • 14 cheep — cheep1 [ tʃip ] verb intransitive if a bird cheeps, it makes short high sounds cheep cheep 2 [ tʃip ] noun count a short high sound that a bird makes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 cheep — noun 1》 a shrill squeaky cry made by a young bird. 2》 [with negative] informal the slightest sound: there hasn t been a cheep from anybody. verb make a cheep. Origin C16 (orig. Scots): imitative …

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  • 16 cheep — intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1513 1. to utter faint shrill sounds ; peep 2. to utter a single word or sound • cheep noun …

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  • 17 cheep — 1. verb /tʃiːp/ Of a small bird, to make short, high pitched sounds sounding like cheep . 2. noun /tʃiːp/ A short, high pitched sound made by a small bird. 3. interjection /tʃiːp/ The short, high pitched sound made by a small bird …

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  • 18 cheep — verb (I) if a young bird cheeps, it makes a weak, high noise: baby birds cheeping for food cheep noun …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 cheep — [[t]tʃip[/t]] v. i. 1) to chirp; peep 2) to express by cheeps 3) a chirp • Etymology: 1505–15; imit. cheep′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 cheep — /tʃip / (say cheep) verb (i) 1. to chirp; peep. –verb (t) 2. to express by cheeps. –noun 3. a chirp. {imitative} …

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