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He began shouting at them.
Suddenly the rain began to fall.
The buds were just beginning to open.
Their truck began the steep descent to the village.
The police have already begun their investigation.
He began his working life as a waiter.
I'd like to begin by thanking you all for coming.
We began the meeting with a discussion about the budget.
My troubles began the night I met Roger.
The ceremony is due to begin at noon.
She felt her life was just beginning.
It began as a practical joke.
This is the American English definition of begin. View British English definition of begin.
a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve