begin (verb) past tense: began
Begin means ‘to start.’
- The football game begins at 1:00PM.
- Ella began to feel sick after she ate the whole bag of candy.
- You can begin work tomorrow.
Begin also means ‘to come into existence.’
- The Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century.
- Steve's company began in his garage.
to begin with: in the first place. Example: “To begin with, your argument is not logical.”
beginning: the act of starting. Example: “The beginning of the movie shows the hero as a young man.”
In pop culture
Here is Taylor Swift singing “Begin Again.” What is she beginning again?