begged begged  /ˈbɛɡd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) call upon in supplication; entreat
  2. (v) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
  3. (v) ask to obtain free
  4. (v) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

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Usage(s):

  1. She begged that he not touch her.
  2. Pointing to the frightened child, the Indian woman begged Surgeon Geraldo Lozada to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of her.
  3. Before she died, Susan begged her can-do little sib to help the half a million women worldwide who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

News

  1. Opponents, supporters of Duke Power rate hike testify

    The state’s Public Service Commission will ultimately decide whether Duke Energy can raise its rates, but not before hearing from people like Boiling Springs retiree Margaret Addison who begged the commission Thursday night to “stop the bleeding.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

  2. Convicted rapist sentenced to life in prison

    Rashad Hales and his family begged the judge for mercy, but he was there to send a message. Hales was convicted this year of raping and attacking a woman in December 2011.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

  3. Olean girl bound for California for Irish Dance Championship

    OLEAN — Lauren Kielar was just 3 years old when she begged her parents to let her become an Irish dancer after watching older girls do the lively dance at events in Gargoyle Park and other local venues.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Olean Times Herald

Quotes

  1. "He begged the Reserve Bank to put up rates," Mr Turnbull said. "He created an environment where the Government of the day - and this is unique in the history of our country or indeed any country - exacerbated inflationary expectations. We...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. "I would have begged them to put it back probably once a week for a year," Luhrmann said cheerfully. "I have 'please put it back' tattooed on my arm. I think when you do what I do, no matter what show you're doing, you'll always want to put...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Baz Luhrmann Source: The Age

  3. "I went and I begged her and she said, 'I'd love to'," Berlanti said.
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Greg Berlanti Source: Chester Standard

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