beg for

beg for (someone or something)

To plead or ask earnestly for something or someone. Our kids have been begging for a dog for years, and we're finally getting them one. I tried to calm my little cousin down and distract her, but she still begged for her mama all night.
See also: beg, for
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

beg for someone or something

to plead to be given someone or something. He missed Jane a lot and was just begging for her to return to him. Jane begged for another helping of ice cream.
See also: beg, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Would he need a chela-- a disciple--to beg for him?
When you git another one, you'll git down on yo' knees en beg for it!"
"I tole you dat de next time I give you a chance you'd git down on yo' knees en beg for it."
Do not think," he went on, "that I tell you this to beg for your sympathy.
However, when he arrived here, his sponsor told him there was no job and asked him to "beg for survival".
What about our management structure?We celebrated our silver jubilee last year, but there was nothing to write home about save for the titles we have wonIn Gor Mahia, we literally beg for everything.
Those without addictions don't beg for food or money as they attend the numerous official drop-ins, don't have complex needs and get off the streets quickly."
My study involved talking to boys and girls on the streets of Addis Ababa to explore what they beg for, how and why.
On further inquiry, he told that his father dehumanized him every night in order to beg for him.
As they go before the and spread their hands before other nations to beg for alms ( Funds, Aid, soft loans) which do not really reach the needy, but help the leaders in adding to their own collection of assets.
Mr Gilligan said: "It's not in the culture of Travellers to beg for survival and it does not come naturally to them.
They beg for their survival, it is a pity that they have to pay up for the mafia, which controls the areas.
Just this week we spoke to a number of rough sleepers in the city centre who said that they are frustrated by people who'only come out at weekends'to beg for money and said they can give those genuinely in need a bad name.