Meaning of “(I) beg your pardon” in the English Dictionary

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"(I) beg your pardon" in American English

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(I) beg your pardon

could you please repeat what you just said:

"Are you feeling better?" "I beg your pardon?" "I said: Are you feeling better?"
(I) beg your pardon

(I) beg your pardon also means I am sorry:

I beg your pardon – can I just get past you?
Note: Used as a polite way to ask someone to forgive you.

(Definition of “(I) beg your pardon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)