a person who lives by beggingNow I am a beggar, having lost everything except life.
He lived on the street as a vagrant.
tramp (old-fashioned), ,
A bum, a derelict, is what he looked like.
A confused and wizened derelict wandered in off the street.
an out-of-work drifter
some poor down-and-out in need of a meal
Mozart died a pauper.
hobo mainly US),
He had lived as a vagabond, begging for food.
bag lady, , ,
The statistics beggar belief.
a fragrance that defies description
The move was immediately challenged by the opposition.
The challenges of constructing such a huge novel almost defeated her.
The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
A brave police chief foiled an armed robbery.
They were doing all they could to thwart the opposition.
A politician has to be able to withstand criticism from the Press.
The appropriate word eluded him.
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in the sense of bum
a trampA bum, a derelict, is what he looked like.
in the sense of cadger
beggar 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
Life on the edge