beg or borrow something

beg or borrow something
beg or borrow something or beg, borrow, or steal something
to manage to find something you need by whatever method you can

I was determined to beg, borrow, or steal a copy of that book from somewhere.


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  • beg */*/ — UK [beɡ] / US verb Word forms beg : present tense I/you/we/they beg he/she/it begs present participle begging past tense begged past participle begged 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to ask for help, an opportunity etc in a way that shows you… …   English dictionary

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  • bite — [c]/baɪt / (say buyt) verb (bit, bitten or, Archaic, bit, biting) –verb (t) 1. to cut into or wound, with the teeth: the dog bit me. 2. to grip with the teeth. 3. to sting, as an insect. 4. to cau …  

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