Adjective "beg" definition and examples

(Beg may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɛɡ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Ask someone earnestly or humbly for something.
  1. with object and infinitive 'she begged me to say nothing to her father'
  2. 'I beg of you, do not distress yourself over this.'
  3. 'If I have done anything to screw it up, I beg of you to push it aside and forgive me.'
  4. 'I'm begging anyone with any information to contact the police.'
  5. 'I pleaded for him and begged them to take me instead, but they forced me away.'
  6. 'Meanwhile, farmers are begging their banks for the funds to survive.'
  7. 'Children cried and clung to their fathers, begging them not to go.'
  8. 'Michelle smiled at her other two friends, begging them to forgive him as she had.'
  9. 'So, I beg of you, when you see a cyclist on the road, give plenty of space.'
  10. 'I beg of you, mother, to walk me down the aisle for no other person would be suited to do so in my eyes.'
  11. 'If I speak to you less often and seem less cordial than before, do not be offended, I beg of you.'
  12. 'Do I find a Master and beg of him to solve this riddle?'
  13. 'The two delegates approached the supreme leader on several occasions trying to beg mercy for their fellow reformers.'
  14. 'Just as I was about to beg their forgiveness, I saw the energy between them changing.'
  15. '‘Humbly do I beg your forgiveness, Lord,’ she said clearly, bowing her head.'
  16. 'Then the exhausted Shackleton begs ships from numerous navies until he finally returns for his crew in an almost unparalleled saga of the bravery we all want to be able to show and only a handful ever manage.'
  17. 'In every other aspect of daily life there's usually something that stands out and begs the attention of the eye or the ear - typestyles fall out of favor, and hence define an era.'
  18. 'I will now beg leave to make some observations'
Ask for food or money as charity.
  1. 'they had to beg for food'
  2. 'They beg for money, often using bits of broken English they pick up from the occasional soldier they encounter.'
  3. 'They were poor having no stock save a cow and a few hens, and often had to beg for food around the parish.'
  4. 'I'm going to go beg for money and we might end up with enough to rent a room to stay for tonight.'
  5. 'What is even worse is when people actively beg for money, in that they come up to you in the street and ask you for money.'
  6. 'Maybe she could find the train station and beg for some money to catch a train out or town.'
  7. 'They have gone to streets in town where they beg for money to survive.'
  8. 'At times we are forced to go and beg for food from nearby homesteads.'
  9. 'A friend told me that it was better living on the street, because there you could beg for money and food.'
  10. 'He recounts the incident of a man who came to beg for food for his starving child.'
  11. 'Her husband, William Good, was a simple laborer and his inadequate income forced the Goods to accept charity and to beg for goods from their neighbors.'
  12. 'She begged money from parishioners going to and from St Anne's Cathedral.'
  13. 'They slept in the open and begged food from farmers.'
  14. 'It took him five minutes to walk to the backyard shed, inside would be the cute little puppy Shadow, whom would lick and beg for food from Chad.'
  15. 'A laugh escaped, she looked like a small puppy begging for attention again.'
  16. 'Her party trick is to stand on her back legs and beg for food very much like a dog begs.'
  17. 'The smartly dressed man shooed the boy away, as if it was an annoying dog begging for a piece of meat.'

More definitions

1. to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor: to beg alms; to beg forgiveness.

2. to ask (someone) to give or do something; implore: He begged me for mercy. Sit down, I beg you.

3. to take for granted without basis or justification: a statement that begs the very point we're disputing.

4. to fail or refuse to come to grips with; avoid; evade: a report that consistently begs the whole problem. verb (used without object), begged, beggi

More examples(as adjective)

"halls can be beg from mothers."

"people can be beg."

"objections can be beg."

"people/places/organizations can be beg."

"halls can be beg."

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Origin

(beg)Middle English: probably from Old English bedecian, of Germanic origin; related to bid.

Phrase

beg off