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Verb: beg (begged,begging)  beg
  1. Call upon in supplication; entreat
    "I beg you to stop!";
    - implore, pray
  2. Request money, food, etc. from someone without any payment
    "beg money and food"
  3. Ask for something
    "Henry IV begged the Pope for a divorce";
    - solicit
  4. Dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
    "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"

Derived forms: begging, begs, begged

See also: excuse

Type of: ask for, bespeak, call for, circumnavigate, circumvent, dodge, duck [informal], elude, evade, finesse, fudge, hedge, parry, plead, put off, quest, request, sidestep, skirt

Encyclopedia: Beg, Steal or Borrow