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Begging

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Noun

1. beggary, begging, mendicancy

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

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Begging

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noun
1. 
asking for money, food, etc
He lived by begging.
See also beg
adjective
2. 
imploring
present participle of verb
3.  beg

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Begging

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v. begged, beg·ging, begs
v.tr.
1.
a. To ask (someone) for something in an urgent or humble manner: begged me for help; begged me to give him the phone number.
b. To ask for (something) in an urgent or humble manner: beg someone's forgiveness; beg a favor.
c. To ask for (food or money, for instance) as a beggar.
2. To ask (permission) to do something: begged leave to attend the ceremony.
3.
a. To evade; dodge: a speech that begged the real issues.
b. To take for granted without proof: beg the point in a dispute.
v.intr.
1.
a. To ask for something, especially money or food from strangers, in an urgent or humble manner.
b. To live as a beggar.
2. To make an urgent or humble plea: beg for mercy.

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