Beg - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |beɡ|  American pronunciation of the word beg
Brit.  |beɡ|  British pronunciation of the word beg


- call upon in supplication; entreat (syn: implore, pray)
I beg you to stop!
- make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently (syn: solicit, tap)
- ask to obtain free
beg money and food
- dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
beg the question
beg the point in the discussion

Extra examples

A homeless man begs on that corner every day.

He begged the doctor for medicine.

She begged him to read the story again.

He begged that she would forgive him.

He's too proud to beg.

“Does your dog know any tricks?” “She knows how to beg.”

I beg of you, don't mention her name again.

The wounded soldier begged for mercy.

The old woman went from house to house, begging for bread.

I would be ashamed to beg from my neighbours.

She begged and pleaded with them until they finally agreed.

She fought back the sudden urge to run to him and beg his forgiveness.

The children begged to come with us.

I begged Helen to stay, but she wouldn't listen.

She ran to the nearest house and begged for help.

Phrasal verbs

beg off  — ask for permission to be released from an engagement

Word forms

I/you/we/they: beg
he/she/it: begs
present participle: begging
past tense: begged
past participle: begged
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