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go begging

Definition of go begging

chiefly British

  1. :  to be something that few or no people want <If that last biscuit's (still) going begging, may I have it, please?> <With the poor economy, many expensive restaurants now have tables that go begging.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

begplay begging
  1. :  to ask for as a charity

    :  to ask earnestly for :  entreat

    :  to require as necessary or appropriate

  1. : begin; beginning


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