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
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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