beg verb definition in Poverty and famine topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

beg

 verb: Poverty and famine topic
[intransitive, transitive] to ask somebody for money, food, etc., especially in the street London is full of homeless people begging in the streets. a begging letter (= one that asks somebody for money) a begging bowl (= used to beg for money with) beg for something (from somebody) The children were begging for food. beg something (from somebody) We managed to beg a meal from the cafe owner.

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