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BNC: 193 COCA: 164
beginverb [ I or T ]uk/bɪˈɡɪn/ us/bɪˈɡɪn/ present participle beginning, past tense began, past participle begun

begin verb [ I or T ] START TO HAPPEN

A1 to start to happen or exist开始;开始进行(或存在)

What time does the concert begin?音乐会什么时候开始?
The bridge was begun five years ago and the estimated cost has already doubled.这座桥5年前开始建造,到现在为止估计成本已经翻了一番。
The film they want to watch begins at seven.他们要看的电影7点开场。
The meeting began promisingly, but then things started to go wrong.会议开场很不错,可后来出了问题。

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The plane began to make its final descent into the airport.

Stir the sauce gently until it begins to boil.

begin verb [ I or T ] START TO DO

A2 to start to do something着手(于)

I began the book six months ago, but I can't seem to finish it.我6个月前就开始读这本书,但似乎总也读不完。
[ + -ing verb ] Jane has just begun learning to drive.珍妮刚开始学开车。
If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, it might be a good idea to begin on something simple.如果你想学一种乐器,从简单的开始或许是个好主意。
[ + to infinitive ] After waiting for half an hour she was beginning to get angry.等了半小时后,她开始生气了。
I have so much to tell you, I don't know where to begin.我有很多话要跟你说,不知从何谈起。

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The audience was becoming restless as they waited for the performance to begin.

You will begin to feel sleepy as the drug enters your bloodstream.

She cleared her throat nervously before she began to speak.

begin verb [ I or T ] START SPEAKING

to start speaking开始说话

[ + speech ] "Well," he began. "I don't quite know how to tell you this."“唉,”他开始说,“这事我真是不知道该怎么样跟你说。”

begin verb [ I or T ] FIRST PART

to have something as the first part以…开始;以…开头

The word "cat" begins with the letter "c".单词 cat 以字母 c 开头。
BNC: 193 COCA: 164


ADVERB | VERB + BEGIN | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADVERBagain, all over again, anew (especially NAmE) 重新開始Once it has finished, the DVD automatically begins again.數字激光視盤放完後會自動從頭再開始播放。We had to begin all over again.我們不得不從頭再來。immediately, quickly, suddenly立即/迅速/突然開始Research into the problem began immediately.立即展開了對這個問題的研究。gradually, slowly逐漸/慢慢開始He took a deep breath and slowly began.他深吸一口氣,緩緩開始。shortly, soon很快/馬上開始The concert will begin shortly.音樂會快要開始了。finally終於開始Work on the building finally began in the summer.夏天大樓終於開工了。VERB + BEGINbe due to, be expected to, be scheduled to預定開始;預期開始The entertainment was due to begin at 8.30.娛樂活動預定 8 點 30 分開始。be ready to準備開始be about to, be going to就要開始A new life was about to begin for him.他即將開始新生活。PREPOSITIONby以⋯開始Let's begin by writing down a few ideas.我們先寫出幾種想法,以此作為開始。with以⋯開始We will begin with a brief discussion of the problems.我們開始先簡單討論一下這些問題。Can you think of a word beginning with V?你能想出一個以字母 V 開頭的詞嗎?PHRASESbegin at the beginning從頭開始OK, let's just begin at the beginning.好吧,我們就從頭開始吧。be just beginning, be only beginning才剛開始Their troubles are only beginning.他們的麻煩才剛剛開始。
BNC: 193 COCA: 164
begin verb
begin (begin work/to cry/talking) start (a concert begins)


 See also the entries for establish, introduce 1 and start verb 另见establish条、introduce条第1义和start动词词条begin ♦︎ start ♦︎ open ♦︎ embark on/upon sth ♦︎ take sth up ♦︎ set about sth ♦︎ go about sth ♦︎ commenceThese words all mean to do the first part of sth, or to do sth or make sth happen or exist for the first time. 这些词均表示开始、着手。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配to begin / start / take up / set about / go about / commence doing sthto begin / start to do sthto begin / start sth by doing / with sthto begin / start / open / embark on a / an campaign / enquiryto begin / start / open a discussion / conversationto begin / start / embark on a war / schemeto begin a / start a / commence battleto begin / start / take up / commence workto begin / start / open a story / letter / sentenceto begin / start / open a day / year / meetingto begin / start / embark on / take up / commence a career / lifeto begin / start / embark on a journey / search / relationshipto begin / start / take up a / your employment / duties / hobbyto begin / start / commence productionto immediately begin / start / embark on / set about / commence / launch into sthto have just begun / started / opened / embarked on / taken up / launched into sth begin (beginning, began, begun) [intransitive, transitive] to do the first part of sth; to do sth that you were not doing just before 开始;启动;着手做She began by thanking us all for coming.她首先对我们大家的到来表示感谢。We began work on the project in May.我们于5月份开始了这个项目。I began (= started reading) this novel last month and I still haven't finished it.我上个月开始读这本小说,到现在还没读完。She began to cry.她哭了起来。I was beginning to think you'd never come.我开始以为你不会来了。Everyone began talking at once.大家同时开始讲话。OPP end end verb see also beginning start noun , begin start verb start [transitive, intransitive] to begin doing sth; to make sth begin to happen 开始;着手做;使发生I start work at nine.我9点开始工作。The kids start school next week.孩子们下星期开学。We need to start (= begin using) a new jar of coffee.我们得新开一罐咖啡了。It started to rain.下起雨来了。Mistakes were starting to creep in.不知不觉间,开始出错了。She started laughing.她笑了起来。Let's start by reviewing what we did last week.我们先来复习一下上星期所学的内容。It's time you started on your homework.你该做功课了。Who started the fire?谁放的火?Do you start the day with a good breakfast?你早晨起来会先好好吃一顿早饭吗?OPP finish , stop end verb , finish finish , stop stop verb 3 see also start start noun , start start verb NOTE 辨析 Begin or start?There is not much difference in meaning between these words. Start is more frequent in spoken English and in business contexts; begin is more frequent in written English. Start, but not begin, can also mean 'to make sth start happening' or 'to make a machine start working'. 这两个词意思差别不大。start较常用于口语和商务语境中,begin较常用于书面语中。start还可表示使某事发生或发动机器,但begin无此用法Who began the fire? I can't begin the car. open [transitive] to make an activity or event begin; to make a story, piece of writing or period of time begin in a particular way 着手;开始;(故事、文章)以⋯开篇;(一段时期)以⋯开头Who is going to open the conference?谁来宣布会议开幕?The police have opened an investigation into the death.警方已开始调查这桩命案。They will open the new season with a performance of 'Carmen'.他们将上演《卡门》,以此拉开新戏剧季的帷幕。I opened the story with Viola because I wanted the reader to 'meet' everybody through her eyes.我把薇奥拉作为故事的开场人物,因为我想让读者通过她的眼睛去“结识”每个人。 OPP close end verb see also open start verb , opening launch noun , opening start noun , opening first det. adj. emˈbark on sth emˈbark upon sth

phrasal verb

(rather formal) to begin doing sth new or difficult 从事,着手,开始(新的或艰难的事情)She is about to embark on a diplomatic career.她即将开始外交生涯。Remember these basic rules before embarking upon major home improvements.在着手进行重大家居装修之前要记住这些基本准则。
ˌtake sth ˈup

phrasal verb

(took, taken) [no passive] to begin sth such as a job or hobby 开始从事(某项工作或业余爱好)He takes up his duties next week.他下周开始履行职责。She has taken up (= started to learn to play) the oboe.她学起吹双簧管来了。OPP give sth up stop verb 1
ˈset about sth

phrasal verb

(setting, set, set) [no passive] to begin doing sth 开始做;着手做She set about the business of cleaning the house.她动手打扫起房子来。We need to set about finding a solution.我们得着手寻找一个解决办法。
ˈgo about sth

phrasal verb

(goes, went, gone) [no passive] (often used in negative statements and questions with how 常用于否定陈述和以how引导的疑问句中) to begin working on sth, especially in a particular way (尤指以特定的方式)开始做You're not going about the job in the right way.你一开始做这事的方法不对。How should I go about finding a job?我该怎样着手找工作呢?
commence kəˈmens [transitive] (formal) to begin sth 开始;着手The company commenced operations in April.公司4月份开业了。 see also commence start verb

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