Definitions for BEGbɛg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

beg*bɛg(v.)begged, beg•ging.

  1. (v.t.)to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor:

    to beg alms; to beg forgiveness.

  2. to ask (someone) to give or do something; implore:

    He begged me for help.

  3. to avoid; evade:

    a report that begs the whole problem.

  4. (v.i.)to ask alms or charity; live by asking alms.

  5. to ask humbly or earnestly.

  6. (of a dog) to sit up, as trained, in a posture of entreaty.

  7. beg off, to request release from an obligation.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  8. His success begs the question: what's next?

Idioms for beg:

  1. beg the question, to assume the truth of the very point raised in a question. to evade the issue. to raise the question; inspire one to ask.

    Category: Idiom

  2. go begging, to remain unclaimed, unused, or unpurchased.

    Category: Idiom

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Origin of beg:

bef. 900; ME beggen, by assimilation from OE *bedican, alter. of bedecian to beg

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beg, implore, pray(verb)

    call upon in supplication; entreat

    "I beg you to stop!"

  2. solicit, beg, tap(verb)

    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

    "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

  3. beg(verb)

    ask to obtain free

    "beg money and food"

  4. beg(verb)

    dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

    "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beg(verb)ɛg

    to ask repeatedly because you want sth very much

    I begged him to help me.; The kids were begging for ice cream.; to beg to be set free

  2. begɛg

    to ask for money, food, etc.

    people begging in the streets; children begging for spare change

  3. begɛg

    indicates you would like sb to repeat what they said

    I beg your pardon - I couldn't hear you.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beg(noun)

    a title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey

  2. Beg(verb)

    to ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech

  3. Beg(verb)

    to ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house

  4. Beg(verb)

    to make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor

  5. Beg(verb)

    to take for granted; to assume without proof

  6. Beg(verb)

    to ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for

  7. Beg(verb)

    to ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3066

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Verbs Frequency: #734

Anagrams of BEG

  1. GBE

  2. GEB

Translations for BEG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to ask (someone) for (money, food etc)

The old man was so poor that he had to beg in the street; He begged (me) for money.

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