beginverb [ I or T ]uk /bɪˈɡɪn/ us /bɪˈɡɪn/ present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun
begin verb [ I or T ] (START TO HAPPEN)
The bridge was begun five years ago and the estimated cost has already doubled. 这座桥5年前开始建造，到现在为止估计成本已经翻了一番。
- The plane began to make its final descent into the airport.
- Stir the sauce gently until it begins to boil.