beg for (someone or something)

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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
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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 ?
There was with me when I left the hills a chela [disciple] who begged for me as the Rule demands, but halting in Kulu awhile a fever took him and he died.
And when I was faint with hunger he begged for me, as would a chela for his teacher.
The woman known as MR, boldly stood in front of the general industrial area police station and begged for money.
And what about the former Taoiseach who begged for cash from rich businessmen while he lived in luxury in a Georgian mansion?