begin

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begin

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Plain form
begin

Third person singular
begins

Simple past
began

Past participle
begun

Present participle
beginning

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you begin something, you start to do the first part of a longer action.
    A journey always begins with a first step.
    You can not get to the end of any job before you begin.
    He began to read the book at the first page.

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