What is Beg?

Beg definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), begged, begA.ging.
to ask for as a gift, as charity, or as a favor: to beg alms; to beg forgiveness.
to ask (someone) to give or do something; implore: He begged me for mercy. Sit down, I beg you.
to take for granted without basis or justification: a statement that begs the very point we’re disputing.

to fail or refuse to come to grips with; avoid; evade: a report that consistently begs the whole problem.

verb (used without object), begged, begA.ging.
to ask alms or charity; live by asking alms.
to ask humbly or earnestly: begging for help; begging to differ.

(of a dog) to sit up, as trained, in a posture of entreaty.

Verb Phrases
beg off, to request or obtain release from an obligation, promise, etc.: He had promised to drive us to the recital but begged off at the last minute.