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beg

  
  ( begs    3rd person present)   ( begging    present participle)   ( begged    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you beg someone to do something, you ask them very anxiously or eagerly to do it.  
I begged him to come back to England with me...      V n to-inf  
I begged to be allowed to leave...      V to-inf-passive  
We are not going to beg for help any more...      V for n  
They dropped to their knees and begged forgiveness.      V n, Also V n with quote  
2       verb   If someone who is poor is begging, they are asking people to give them food or money.  
oft cont  
I was surrounded by people begging for food...      V for n  
There are thousands like him in Los Angeles, begging on the streets and sleeping rough...      V  
She was living alone, begging food from neighbors.      V n  
3    You say `I beg to differ' when you are politely emphasizing that you disagree with someone.  
beg to differ      phrase   V inflects     (politeness)   
4    If you say that something is going begging, you mean that it is available but no one is using it or accepting it.  
going begging      phrase   V inflects  
There is other housing going begging in town.     
5    If you say that something begs a particular question, you mean that it makes people want to ask that question; some people consider that this use is incorrect.  
beg the question      phrase   V and N inflect  
Hopewell's success begs the question: why aren't more companies doing the same?     
6    If you say that something begs a particular question, you mean that it assumes that the question has already been answered and so does not deal with it.  
WRITTEN  
beg the question      phrase   V and N inflect  
The research begs a number of questions.     
7   
    I beg your pardon  
    pardon  
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beg

  
1    beseech, crave, desire, entreat, implore, importune, petition, plead, pray, request, solicit, supplicate  
2    blag     (slang)   cadge, call for alms, mooch     (slang)   scrounge, seek charity, solicit charity, sponge on, touch (someone) for     (slang)  
3    as in beg the question      avoid, dodge, duck     (informal)   equivocate, eschew, evade, fend off, flannel     (Brit. informal)   hedge, parry, shirk, shun, sidestep  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    apportion, award, bestow, commit, confer, contribute, donate, give, grant, impart, present  
2    claim, demand, exact, extort, insist on  

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