Begin - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense (syn: start)
The second movement begins after the Allegro
- be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series
A terrible murder begins the novel
The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester
My property begins with the three maple trees
Her day begins with a workout
The semester begins with a convocation ceremony
You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war
They will begin construction on the new school soon.
I got the job and I begin work on Monday!
She'll begin the lecture at 10.
He plans to begin the project later this week.
They both began their careers at the local newspaper.
The university began accepting applications in November.
I had just begun eating when the phone rang.
She interrupted as soon as I began to speak.
Now that I've begun, I'll go on till I finish.
I began the quilt last month.
To begin with, I did not see him.
Many important businessmen begin as factory workers.
Mike and his drinking companions began on their third bottle.
The day began with bad news, and looks like getting worse.
As everybody's here, let's begin.
present participle: beginning
past tense: began
past participle: begun