Begged



to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor:
to beg alms; to beg forgiveness.
to ask (someone) to give or do something; implore:
He begged me for mercy. Sit down, I beg you.
to take for granted without basis or justification:
a statement that begs the very point we’re disputing.
to fail or refuse to come to grips with; avoid; evade:
a report that consistently begs the whole problem.
to ask alms or charity; live by asking alms.
to ask humbly or earnestly:
begging for help; begging to differ.
(of a dog) to sit up, as trained, in a posture of entreaty.
beg off, to request or obtain release from an obligation, promise, etc.:
He had promised to drive us to the recital but begged off at the last minute.
beg the question, to assume the truth of the very point raised in a question.
go begging, to remain open or available, as a position that is unfilled or an unsold item:
The job went begging for lack of qualified applicants.
Contemporary Examples

The Music of Sidney Harman Hilary Rosen April 15, 2011
Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’ The Center for Investigative Reporting November 2, 2014
Health Care Worker Pleads With UN: Help Ebola Victims Dying ‘Horrible, Undignified Death’ Abby Haglage September 17, 2014
Back to Afghanistan Magsie Hamilton-Little October 5, 2011
Upstairs Downstairs Returns to PBS’ Masterpiece Jace Lacob April 6, 2011

Historical Examples

Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach
The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
The Bristol Royal Mail R. C. Tombs

verb begs, begging, begged
when intr, often foll by for. to solicit (for money, food, etc), esp in the street
to ask (someone) for (something or leave to do something) formally, humbly, or earnestly: I beg forgiveness, I beg to differ
(intransitive) (of a dog) to sit up with forepaws raised expectantly
to leave unanswered or unresolved: to beg a point
beg the question

to evade the issue
to assume the thing under examination as proved
to suggest that a question needs to be asked: the firm’s success begs the question: why aren’t more companies doing the same?

go begging, go a-begging, to be unwanted or unused
noun
a variant of bey
v.
big evil grin

beg off
beg the question
beg to differ

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