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English definition of “beg”

beg

verb     /beɡ/ (present participle begging, past tense and past participle begged)
FOOD/MONEY [I] B2 to ask someone for food or money, because you do not have any: Young children were begging on the streets.Making appeals and requestsPoverty and poor
STRONG REQUEST [I, T] B2 to make a very strong and urgent request: She begged him for help. [+ to do sth] I begged her not to go. → See also I beg your pardon.Making appeals and requests
(Definition of beg verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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