Related formshalf-be·gun, adjectivewell-be·gun, adjective
Definition for begun (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), be·gan, be·gun, be·gin·ning.
verb (used with object), be·gan, be·gun, be·gin·ning.
Origin of begin
Examples from the Web for begun
Actually, the guessing game is over; the weddings have begun, as have weird attempts to circumvent our constitutional democracy.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The economy has begun to add jobs, but the quality of those jobs is an increasing concern.
By the late 1600s, chemists and herbalists had begun to concoct their own scientific mixtures for curing the hangover.
Soon after we've begun working, Hitchcock announces he isn't coming to the office because it is raining.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Holiday giving has also begun to reflect this household culture.
Some day, perhaps she will tell us more about herself, since she has begun to open her heart to us.Witch Winnie|Elizabeth W. Champney
After the Russian revolution had begun, revolution was carried also into Mongolia.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
Enameled or agate ware which has begun to chip should be discarded.
I thank you very sincerely for bringing completely home to me what I had begun to make out for myself.Lady Baltimore|Owen Wister
After the long day of travel in Justins company, the color had begun to return faintly to Dosias lips and cheeks.The Wayfarers|Mary Stewart Cutting
British Dictionary definitions for begun (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for begun (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for begun (3 of 3)
verb -gins, -ginning, -gan or -gun
Word Origin for begin
Idioms and Phrases with begun
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