beg leave to do something

beg leave to do something
beg ˈleave to do sth idiom
(formal) to ask sb for permission to do sth

I beg leave to add a few comments of my own.

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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

  • 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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • beg — v. (begged, begging) 1 a intr. (usu. foll. by for) ask for (esp. food, money, etc.) (begged for alms). b tr. ask for (food, money, etc.) as a gift. c intr. live by begging. 2 tr. & intr. (usu. foll. by for, or to + infin.) ask earnestly or humbly …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • leave — leave1 leaver, n. /leev/, v., left, leaving. v.t. 1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house. 2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job. 3. to let remain or have remaining behind after going, disappearing, ceasing, etc …   Universalium

  • leave — I [[t]liv[/t]] v. left, leav•ing 1) to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house[/ex] 2) to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job[/ex] 3) to let remain behind: The bear left tracks in the snow[/ex] 4) to let stay or be as… …   From formal English to slang

  • leave — 1. verb /liːv/ a) To cause or allow (something) to remain as available; to refrain from taking (something) away; to stop short of consuming or otherwise depleting (something) entirely. I left my car at home and took a bus to work …   Wiktionary

  • I beg to — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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