begging begging  /ˈbɛ ɡɪŋ/


  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
  5. (n) a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)


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  1. Zenshui Sigrid Olsson Getty Bad-mouthing yoga seems like begging for a hit of unfavorable karma.
  2. I have a searing lecture on the benefits of New York City tap water with PowerPoint slides that will have you begging for mercy.


  1. Harry Neale honored to receive Foster Hewitt Award after listening to legendary broadcaster as kid - Sabres Edge | The ...

    Harry Neale remembers begging his father to let him stay up late and listen to hockey broadcasts . Neale, only about 8 years old, would sneak a radio into his bedroom in Sarnia, Ont., and visualize the images conjured by legendary Maple Leafs broadcaster Foster Hewitt.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News Blogs

  2. Printed letters, June 11, 2013

    The most visible issue confronting residents and visitors to the Grand Valley alike is the constant begging, panhandling and harassment by one group of people or another. Panhandlers have become emboldened due to the permissive stance and lack of action taken by both the city and county.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Refresh Roundup: week of June 3rd, 2013

    Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don't escape without notice, we've gathered every possible update, hack, and other ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Engadget

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  1. "Man, it was seven guys, kicking each other's ass, one guy tougher than the next," said Stallone, whose career includes a string of Rocky and Rambo movies. "No joke, our stunt guys were begging for mercy."
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Sylvester Stallone Source: Toronto Star

  2. "These statistics are not just numbers on a page," Bono said. "They are people begging for their lives, for two pills a day, a mother begging to immunize her children, a child begging not to become a mother at the age of 12."
    on May 14, 2007 By: Bono Source: USA Today

  3. "Chris was the main thing that excited me about this job," Williams said after a pre-draft workout Tuesday at the Hornets' suburban training center. "So many people are begging for a point guard. You're talking about the best one in the game....
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Monty Williams Source: The Associated Press

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