verb (used without object), be·gan [bih-gan], /bɪˈgæn/, be·gun [bih-guhn], /bɪˈgʌn/, be·gin·ning [bih-gin-ing]. /bɪˈgɪn ɪŋ/.
verb (used with object), be·gan, be·gun, be·gin·ning.
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Origin of begin
synonym study for begin
Words nearby begin
Definition for begin (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for begin
That began to change in 1997, when the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations recognized the American Mountain Guides Association’s accreditation.
Then she and a small team wheel it out to their spot in the parking lot, and a long line of cars begins to wind its way toward her — their occupants’ windows rolled down and sleeves rolled up.The joy of vax: The people giving the shots are seeing hope, and it’s contagious|Maura Judkis|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
While still a teenager, he began running a regular dice game on the sidewalk at West Roosevelt Road and South Kedzie Avenue, in the heart of Lawndale.
Reporting for the series on the coronavirus and racial disparities began early in the pandemic.ProPublica’s COVID-19 Stories Win Polk Award for Health Reporting|by ProPublica|February 24, 2021|ProPublica
The bear, now less than 100 feet away, glanced over at us and began to saunter left, his cadence nauseatingly cool.
Christie has problems, and they begin with the fact that photos and videos and memes can haunt us.
He could order the Justice Department to begin the necessary regulatory work.
That kind of compassion might go a long way toward helping us begin to respond to a hurting world.
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
We can also begin to plan our wardrobes to match our new and improved selves.
They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.
If we are to have a real education along lines of expression we must begin with the "content," or cause, of expression.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Men cannot see the world clearly and they cannot, therefore, begin to think about it rightly.
Much later, in the case of all but gifted children, do the mysteries of harmony begin to take on definite form and meaning.Children's Ways|James Sully
"But it was n't a lie," Punch would begin, charging into a laboured explanation that landed him more hopelessly in the mire.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for begin (1 of 2)
verb -gins, -ginning, -gan or -gun
Word Origin for begin
British Dictionary definitions for begin (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with begin
In addition to the idioms beginning with begin
- beginning of the end, the
- begin to see daylight
- begin to see the light
- begin with
- charity begins at home
- (begin to) see the light
- to start (begin) with