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begone

[ bih-gawn, -gon ]
/ bɪˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn /
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verb (used without object)

to go away; depart (usually used in the imperative).

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Origin of begone

1325–75; Middle English; see be (imperative), gone
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British Dictionary definitions for begone

begone
/ (bɪˈɡɒn) /

sentence substitute

go away!

Word Origin for begone

C14: from be (imperative) + gone
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