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  1. 1
    to make you want to know the answer to a particular question

    If she got caught stealing money and she’s still here, it begs the question: What would she have to do to get fired?

  2. 2
    formal to discuss a problem, issue, or fact as if it definitely exists, even though it may not exist

    The whole idea of a PatientsCharter begs the question that the government should be involved in the first place.

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