HyperDic: beg

English > 4 senses of the word beg:
VERBcommunicationbeg, implore, praycall upon in supplication
communicationbeg, solicit, tapmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something
possessionbegask to obtain free
communicationbegdodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
beg > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'g
Rhymesbootleg ... segue: 11 rhymes with ehg...
English > beg: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCall upon in supplication; entreat.
PatternSomebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey beg him to write the letter; They beg to move
Example"I beg you to stop!"
Synonymsimplore, pray
Narrowercraveplead or ask for earnestly
importune, insistbeg persistently and urgently
supplicateask humbly (for something)
Broaderpleadappeal or request earnestly
See alsobeg offask for permission to be released from an engagement
Spanishimplorar, rezar, rogar, suplicar
Catalanimplorar, pregar, resar, suplicar
Nounsbeggarya solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
English > beg: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymssolicit, tap
Narrowercanvasssolicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
lobby, buttonholeDetain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of
questseek alms, as for religious purposes
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishpedir, rogar, solicitar, suplicar
Catalanpregar, sol·licitar
Nounsbeggarya solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
English > beg: 4 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningask to obtain free.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"beg money and food"
Narrowerpanhandlebeg by accosting people in the street and asking for money
schnorr, shnorr, scrounge, cadgeObtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling / wheedling
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishmendigar, pedir
Catalancaptar, pidolar
Nounsbeggarya solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
English > beg: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "beg the question"
  • "beg the point in the discussion"
Broaderhedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

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