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One entry found for begin.
Main Entry: be·gin
Pronunciation: bi-primarystressgin
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): be·gan /-primarystressgan/; be·gun /-primarystressgschwan/; be·gin·ning
1 : to do or be the first part of an action or course : START <begin your homework> <it began to rain>
2 : to come or bring into existence : ORIGINATE <the war began in 1939>
3 : to do or succeed in the least degree <does not begin to fill our needs>

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