Definition of 'beggar'
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And an asking price that beggars belief. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The thought that 3,000 people might have been told something and kept it a secret beggars belief. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He died last weekend, leaving us with a body of work that beggars belief. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he was let off suspended sentence telling a judge he wanted become a father, beggars belief. The Sun (2016)The blind beggar asked for help and he got it. The Sun (2012)This is for a crime so heinous it beggars description. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How we got over and back again beggars description. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)It is a belief to beggar belief. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It beggars belief that the police would take this step. The Sun (2013)How they came out of this with a losing bonus point beggars belief. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For him to put in a transfer request at this stage beggars belief. The Sun (2010)He is first employed as a servant to a blind beggar and then to a series of evil masters. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)It beggars belief people say that. The Sun (2014)What relation was the blind beggar to the blind beggar's brother? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)To spend 6,000 a day to inflict gratuitous suffering beggars belief. Times, Sunday Times (2007)THE rank stupidity of the legal system in this country beggars belief. The Sun (2009)The blind beggar's brother died. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)He said last night: 'It beggars belief. The Sun (2006)He said: 'It beggars belief that so many offenders just walk out. The Sun (2007)He added: 'It beggars belief that anyone could do something like this outside a primary school. The Sun (2015)But my personal favourite character is Pew, the blind beggar. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And I can't stand the salty little beggars anyway. The Sun (2010)A store worker said: 'It beggars belief. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'beggar'
British English: beggar /ˈbɛɡə/ NOUN
A beggar is someone who lives by asking people for money or food.
There are no beggars on the streets in this city.
- American English: beggar
- Arabic: مُتَسَوِّل
- Brazilian Portuguese: mendigo
- Chinese: 乞丐
- Croatian: prosjak
- Czech: žebrák
- Danish: tigger
- Dutch: bedelaar
- European Spanish: mendigo
- Finnish: kerjäläinen
- French: mendiant
- German: Bettler
- Greek: επαίτης
- Italian: mendicante
- Japanese: 乞食
- Korean: 거지
- Norwegian: tigger
- Polish: żebrak
- European Portuguese: mendigo
- Romanian: cerșetor
- Russian: попрошайка
- Spanish: mendigo
- Swedish: tiggare
- Thai: ขอทาน
- Turkish: dilenci
- Ukrainian: жебрак
- Vietnamese: người ăn xin
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