Definitions for BEGbɛg
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor:
to beg alms; to beg forgiveness.
to ask (someone) to give or do something; implore:
He begged me for help.
to avoid; evade:
a report that begs the whole problem.
(v.i.)to ask alms or charity; live by asking alms.
to ask humbly or earnestly.
(of a dog) to sit up, as trained, in a posture of entreaty.
beg off, to request release from an obligation.
Category: Verb Phrase
His success begs the question: what's next?
Idioms for beg:
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.
go begging, to remain unclaimed, unused, or unpurchased.
Origin of beg:
bef. 900; ME beggen, by assimilation from OE *bedican, alter. of bedecian to beg
beg, implore, pray(verb)
call upon in supplication; entreat
"I beg you to stop!"
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"
ask to obtain free
"beg money and food"
dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
"beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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
to ask for money, food, etc.
people begging in the streets; children begging for spare change
indicates you would like sb to repeat what they said
I beg your pardon - I couldn't hear you.
a title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey
to ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech
to ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house
to make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor
to take for granted; to assume without proof
to ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for
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
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3066
Rank popularity for the word 'BEG' in Verbs Frequency: #734
Anagrams of BEG
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.
- يَتَسَوَّل، يَسْتَجْديArabic
- mendigarPortuguese (BR)
- گدایی کردن؛Farsi
- भीख मांगनाHindi
- moliti, tražitiCroatian
- koldul, kérHungarian
- elemosinare, chiedere l'elemosinaItalian
- prašyti išmaldos, elgetautiLithuanian
- meminta sedekahMalay
- گدایی کردن؛Persian
- beggar [n]سوالګر، ګدايى ګر، ورويز ګرPashto
- a cere, a cerşiRomanian
- просить подаянияRussian
- be (tigga) omSwedish
- 乞討Chinese (Trad.)
- старцювати; жебракуватиUkrainian
- بھیک مانگنا ، خیرات مانگناUrdu
- ăn xinVietnamese
- 乞讨Chinese (Simp.)
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