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英[bɪˈgɪn] 美[bɪˈgɪn]

vt.& vi.开始;启动;着手;创始;创办

vi.(从…)开始;起始;起初是;开始讲话

[第三人称单数] begins

[动词时态]beginning   began   begun

[反义词] end   结束

【常用短语】

begin with   以…开始;开始于…

to begin with   刚开始;首先

【近义词解析】

开始

begin (v. 开始):最常用词,指为某一过程或进程开个头,常可与 start 换用。
start (v. 开始):指动作开始且持续下去,强调开始这一事实。
commence ([六级/考研]v.开始,着手):指开始某种正式行动,常伴有正式程序或一定的仪式,语气庄重。

【单词例句】

◇ Down the Rabbit-Hole Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversations?

---- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1)

◇ When the sun began to shine warmly again, the duckling was in a marsh, lying among the rushes.

---- The Ugly Duckling

◇ Cinderella left all alone began to cry.

---- Cinderella

◇ Then she began to toss a golden ball in the air, and catch it.

---- The Frog Prince

◇ After we prepared everything, including the schedule, reliable weather forecast and the insurance, we began our trip.

---- A Hard Trip

◇ At the beginning, we relied on performing on instruments in pubs or to passers –by to earn extra money in cash.

---- My First Band

◇ So, to wipe sadness and remind themselves of the belief in God, people began the festival.

---- An Interesting Festival

◇ Cheered up by this news, biologists, in their turn, began to do some research to remove people’s puzzles—Now that there are some suitable conditions, does life really exist on this globe?

---- Explore MKII

◇ And he caused large sums of money to be given to both the weavers in order that they might begin their work directly.

---- The Emperor's New Suit

◇ And Karen could not help dancing a step or two, and when she began her feet continued to dance;

---- The Red Shoes

◇ Therefore, he made a summary and began to build up a new farming method.

---- A New Farming Way

◇ Sweats of anxiety began to drop.

---- A Volcano Eruption

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