verb (used with object), begged, beg·ging.
verb (used without object), begged, beg·ging.
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Idioms for beg
- to assume the truth of the very point raised in a question.
- to evade the issue or avoid a direct answer.
- to raise the question; inspire one to ask.
Origin of beg1
synonym study for beg
historical usage of beg
OTHER WORDS FROM beghalf-begging, adjectiveun·begged, adjective
Definition for beg (2 of 3)
Origin of beg2
Definition for beg (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for beg
Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiiiiiiiiiiiine I’m begging you, please go in my arm.Of course Dolly Parton helped fund the Moderna vaccine|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Our model still thinks City and Liverpool are the respective best and second-best team in the league — and by some margin — but the Premier League table begs to differ.Liverpool And Manchester City Look Ordinary. Are They?|Terrence Doyle|November 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
One morning, a well-to-do couple named Lawrence and Pauline Treherne unexpectedly show up at the Polydorus, practically begging for Susan’s help.Agatha Christie fans, take note: Anthony Horowitz has a clever new twist on the classic whodunit|Michael Dirda|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Trick-or-treating still exists, but increasingly, it doesn’t involve small bands of children wandering their neighborhood at night, unsupervised, to beg for candy.Watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with a 5-year-old|Emily VanDerWerff|October 30, 2020|Vox
The Ulanzi tripod can be easily transformed into a selfie stick, allowing you to capture all the photos you want without having to beg a stranger.The best mini tripods for capturing high-quality photos and video|PopSci Commerce Team|October 7, 2020|Popular Science
I answered his questions perfunctorily, begging off that I was soon to return to my dorm, as I was tired.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As long as Western governments talk tough one minute and hold out the begging bowl the next, not much is likely to change.
The winter air is rent with cries from thousands of puffed up lips, begging to be let in.
They hop around the country begging for dollars, when they used to spend that time together, professionally and socially.Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending|Jim Arkedis|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Distraught, confused and ashamed, both men broke down in the courtroom, weeping like children and begging for forgiveness.
They don't seem to think there would be much good gained by begging for special favours through routine channels.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.
What the economist does is to slip out of the difficulty altogether by begging the whole question.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Other orchestra leaders are always writing and begging him to lend them his copies of Oratorios, etc.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
This time it was she who was begging him to go away and leave her, and he was forced to comfort her all through the night.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for beg (1 of 2)
verb begs, begging or begged
- to evade the issue
- to assume the thing under examination as proved
- to suggest that a question needs to be askedthe firm's success begs the question: why aren't more companies doing the same?
Word Origin for beg
usage for beg
British Dictionary definitions for beg (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with beg
In addition to the idioms beginning with beg
- beginning of the end, the
- begin to see daylight
- begin to see the light
- begin with
- beg off
- beg the question
- beg to differ
- go begging