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Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.
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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Probably from Old English bedecian.

Verb

Infinitive
to beg

Third person singular
beg

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to beg (third-person singular simple present beg, present participle g, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To request the help of someone, often in the form of money.
    He begged on the street corner from passersby.
  2. To plead with someone for help or for a favor.
    He begged her to go to the prom with him.
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Etymology 2

Turkish beg.

Noun

Singular
beg

Plural
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beg ({{{1}}})
  1. A provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey.
Translations

Manx

Adjective

beg

  1. small

Slovene

Noun

beg m.

  1. run
  2. flight

Volapük

Etymology

English beg

Noun

beg

  1. request, an action of begging

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