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English definition of “begin”

begin

verb [I/T]    /bɪˈɡɪn/ (present participle beginning, past tense began  /bɪˈɡæn/, past participle begun  /bɪˈɡʌn/)
to do or be the first part of something that continues ; start : [T] He begins his new job on Monday . [I] The movie begins at seven. [I] I began by explaining why I had come.
(Definition of begin verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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