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beg verb

1 ask sb for food, money, etc.

VERB + BEG be forced to, have to

PREP. for begging for food | from He had to beg food from passers-by.

2 ask for sth with great emotion

ADV. almost, practically In the end they almost begged him to take the job. | humbly We humbly beg Your Majesty to show mercy. | silently Don't leave me, he begged her silently.

VERB + BEG be forced to, have to

PREP. for We went to him to beg for forgiveness. | of (formal) Do not do that, I beg of you.