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Definition of beggar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

beggar

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈbɛɡər//
 
beggar somebody/something/yourselfVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beggar
 
he / she / it beggars
 
past simple beggared
 
-ing form beggaring
 
 
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  • to make someone or something very poor Why should I beggar myself for you?
  • Idioms
    beggar belief/description
     
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    to be too extreme, shocking, etc. to believe/describe It beggars belief how things could have gotten this bad.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: beggar