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Overview of noun begin

The noun begin has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Begin, Menachem Begin

(Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992))


Overview of verb begin

The verb begin has 10 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (375) get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence

(take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

2. (57) begin, start

(have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

3. (27) begin, lead off, start, commence

(set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life")

4. (9) begin

(begin to speak or say; "Now listen, friends," he began)

5. begin

(be the first item or point, constitute the beginning or start, come first in a series; "The number `one' begins the sequence"; "A terrible murder begins the novel"; "The convocation ceremony officially begins the semester")

6. begin

(have a beginning, of a temporal event; "WW II began in 1939 when Hitler marched into Poland"; "The company's Asia tour begins next month")

7. begin, start

(have a beginning characterized in some specified way; "The novel begins with a murder"; "My property begins with the three maple trees"; "Her day begins with a workout"; "The semester begins with a convocation ceremony")

8. begin, start

(begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object; "begin a cigar"; "She started the soup while it was still hot"; "We started physics in 10th grade")

9. begin

(achieve or accomplish in the least degree, usually used in the negative; "This economic measure doesn't even begin to deal with the problem of inflation"; "You cannot even begin to understand the problem we had to deal with during the war")

10. begin

(begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language; "She began Russian at an early age"; "We started French in fourth grade")

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