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.
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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.
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A fellow like this never won a prize for anything in his life, but will go about rubbing his shoulders against every man's door post, and begging, not for swords and cauldrons {144} like a man, but only for a few scraps not worth begging for. If you would give him to me for a hand on my station, he might do to clean out the folds, or bring a bit of sweet feed to the kids, and he could fatten his thighs as much as he pleased on whey; but he has taken to bad ways and will not go about any kind of work; he will do nothing but beg victuals all the town over, to feed his insatiable belly.
They do not send their children to school and believe in having more children as a means of more individuals begging for them.
She said: "Begging for coins to feed an addiction or to scrape together enough for something to eat is clearly a miserable existence and there should be no place for it in a modern, civilised society.
Although some of these people may actually need money, most people begging for money on the street have made a profession out of it.
I have never paid cash to anyone who has come begging for money.
"One of the cases still undergoing judicial proceedings is that of a 16-year-old child from an Arab country, who was arrested on charges of begging for the second time.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Nov 8 (ANI): In a bid to curb the alleged nuisance caused to the public and vehicular traffic at the main road junctions caused by those begging for alms, the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner issued a notice imposing a ban on the same for two months starting 6 a.m.
A MAN has been fined after begging for cash on Huddersfield streets.
Former oil industry worker Robert said he had been begging for the past four months because he had no other option to heat his home.
They are not begging for any aim except to fill their stomachs.
Some accused Cardiff council of a "war on beggars" but others said they were amazed Agripina Gheorge had been allowed to carry on begging for as long as she had.
Belfast Magistrates' Court, heard Piotr Dabrowski, 58, of no fixed abode, admit begging for the third time.
Begging for money is a craft for all ages and genders.
Every day, he has to spend more than 12 hours at the bus station begging for money.