Begin



to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of some action; commence; start:
The story begins with their marriage.
to come into existence; arise; originate:
The custom began during the Civil War.
to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of (some action):
Begin the job tomorrow.
to originate; be the originator of:
civic leaders who began the reform movement.
to succeed to the slightest extent in (followed by an infinitive):
The money won’t even begin to cover expenses.
Menachem
[muh-nah-khuh m] /məˈnɑ xəm/ (Show IPA), 1913–92, Israeli political leader, born in Poland: prime minister 1977–83; Nobel Peace Prize 1978.
Contemporary Examples

Women in Combat: Standards Meet Equality David Frum January 30, 2013
How Funny Is Obama? Sandra McElwaine January 29, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days David Freeman December 12, 2014
The Big Idea: Barbara Fredrickson on Love 2.0 Barbara Fredrickson February 13, 2013
How to Stop the Bleeding Howard Kurtz November 3, 2010

Historical Examples

Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout Victor Appleton
Harriet, The Moses of Her People Sarah H. Bradford
Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 Ian Hamilton
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various
Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth

verb -gins, -ginning, -gan, -gun
to start or cause to start (something or to do something)
to bring or come into being for the first time; arise or originate
to start to say or speak
(used with a negative) to have the least capacity (to do something): he couldn’t begin to compete with her
to begin with, in the first place
noun
Menachem (məˈnɑːkɪm). 1913–92, Israeli statesman, born in Poland. In Palestine after 1942, he became a leader of the militant Zionists; prime minister of Israel (1977–83); Nobel peace prize jointly with Sadat 1978. In 1979 he concluded the Camp David treaty with Anwar Sadat of Egypt
v.

begin to see daylight
begin to see the light
begin with

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    Realize that a task is finally nearing completion, that success or the right solution is near at hand. For example, I’ve been working on this experiment for two years and I’m finally beginning to see daylight . The noun daylight has been a metaphor for knowledge and solution since the late 1600s. Also see light […]

  • Begin to see the light

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    see: start with

  • Menachem begin

    Menachem [muh-nah-khuh m] /məˈnɑ xəm/ (Show IPA), 1913–92, Israeli political leader, born in Poland: prime minister 1977–83; Nobel Peace Prize 1978. Contemporary Examples What Bibi Told Me Mort Zuckerman June 14, 2009 Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Permission To Believe Shmarya Rosenberg March 13, 2013 First Step to Peace: Admitting that it’s Complicated Yehudah Mirsky May […]



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