Verb: beg (begged,begging) beg
- Call upon in supplication; entreat
"I beg you to stop!";
- implore, pray
- Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
"Henry IV begged the Pope for a divorce";
- solicit, tap
- Request money, food, etc. from someone without any payment
"beg money and food"
- Dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
"beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
Derived forms: begs, begging, begged
See also: beg off
Type of: bespeak, call for, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, finesse, fudge, hedge, parry, plead, put off, quest, request, sidestep, skirt
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