present participle of ask

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1 to put a question or questions to
  • my coworkers asked me all about my trip to Machu Picchu

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2 to make a request of
  • ask the salesclerk for assistance

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3 to set or receive as a price
  • they are only asking $300 for that antique grandfather clock

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4 to request the presence or participation of
  • a fixture on the party circuit, that couple is always asking people over for dinner

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