beg someone's pardon

beg someone's pardon
express polite apology

I beg your pardon for intruding


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  • beg — [ beg ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to ask for help, an opportunity, etc. in a way that shows you want it very much: Don t go! he begged. beg someone (not) to do something: She had written a letter begging him to come back. We begged… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pardon — 1 interjection especially BrE 1 used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it: Pardon, you ll have to talk louder, I can t hear you. | Is it hanging up in your bedroom? Pardon? I said is it in your bedroom? 2 used to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — par|don1 S2 [ˈpa:dn US ˈpa:rdn] interjection also .pardon me 1.) used when you want someone to repeat something because you did not hear it ▪ Hurry up Jonathan! Pardon? I said hurry up! see usage note ↑excuse1 2.) BrE used to say sorry after you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beg — [[t]be̱g[/t]] begs, begging, begged 1) VERB If you beg someone to do something, you ask them very anxiously or eagerly to do it. [V n to inf] I begged him to come back to England with me... [V to inf passive] I begged to be allowed to leave... [V …   English dictionary

  • beg */*/ — UK [beɡ] / US verb Word forms beg : present tense I/you/we/they beg he/she/it begs present participle begging past tense begged past participle begged 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to ask for help, an opportunity etc in a way that shows you… …   English dictionary

  • beg — [beg] v past tense and past participle begged present participle begging ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ask)¦ 2¦(money/food)¦ 3¦(animal)¦ 4 I beg your pardon 5 I beg to differ 6 beg the question 7 be going begging 8 beg, borrow, or steal ▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • beg — [beg] verb [I/T] 1) to ask for something in a way that shows you want it very much She had written a letter begging him to come back.[/ex] We begged her for another chance.[/ex] ‘Don t go! he begged.[/ex] 2) to ask people for money or food… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • pardon — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] pardons, pardoning, pardoned 1) CONVENTION (formulae) You say Pardon? or I beg your pardon? or, in American English, Pardon me? when you want someone to repeat what they have just said because you have not heard or… …   English dictionary

  • beg — verb 1 I beg your pardon spoken a) used to say sorry when you have made a mistake, or said something wrong or embarrassing: Oh, I beg your pardon. I thought you meant next Tuesday. b) used to show that you strongly disagree with something that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pardon — par|don1 [ pardn ] verb transitive to officially forgive someone for committing a crime and free them from prison a. to forgive someone for doing or saying something bad or unpleasant: Please pardon the mess in the back room. if you ll pardon the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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