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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Definition for begin (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for begin
The number of new daily infections would almost immediately begin to decline.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
When the distribution began, the numbers would be called, and one by one each person would be led through the aisles inside to pick groceries.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It began early in the fourth quarter, when Daryl Hayes could no longer feel his left arm.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
It began when Scott McKenzie was furloughed from his job at Juniata College, a local liberal arts school.
He imagined himself having 12 to 15 seconds to talk after each play and began to adjust his thoughts to fit that timeline.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The more we try to look through the gauze, the more it all begins to look like gauze.
He begins to list them off: food rations, health clinics, education.
So I begin polishing, Boyle begins to make preliminary drawings, and things are buzzing.
“The lovers are seated across the room from each other,” he begins in his deliberate tones.
The new days in which Sarah now begins her life may not be perfect, but they are indisputably better.
The chief thought left by that meeting was: "Is that how he begins to everyone?"Beyond|John Galsworthy
Tie a piece of cheese-cloth over the top of jug and stand it in a warm kitchen about one week, until it begins to ferment.
About the middle of the month the Virginian Cowslip (Mertensia virginica) begins to turn yellow before dying down.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
When we die fate shoves up the next number and it all begins over again.'A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
He's a nice young man, but every now and again, when he begins talking, you can't understand a word he's saying.Plays by Chekhov, Second Series|Anton Chekhov
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