Definición de beggar en inglés:


Saltos de línea: beg¦gar
Pronunciación: /ˈbɛgə



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  • Reduce (someone) to poverty: why should I beggar myself for you?
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    • Now if it could be shown that beggaring rich people inevitably enriches poor people there might be something to say for a crusade against inequality.
    • Those of the left claimed that naive women were seduced into becoming avaricious consumers, beggaring their families.
    • That would stop the competition gaining market share by beggaring your own people.
    impoverish, make poor, reduce to poverty, reduce to penury, reduce to destitution, bankrupt, make bankrupt, make destitute, ruin, wipe out, break, cripple; bring someone to their knees
    rare pauperize


beggar belief (or description)

Be too extraordinary to be believed or described: a disregard for common sense which beggars belief
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  • It beggars belief that a group of local councillors can really believe there is any merit in this option.
  • ‘Cave-in’ doesn't even begin to describe mismanagement so far off the scale as to beggar belief.
  • Although the inadequate measures to deal with the problem beggar belief, what is even more incredible is the mentality of a farmer or a householder who will dispose of their rubbish by dumping it into the nearest river.

beggars can't be choosers

proverb People with no other options must be content with what is offered.
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  • But my funds are getting down to the wire and so beggars can't be choosers…
  • I've had more glowing reviews, but beggars can't be choosers.
  • Sadly not a two-seater but beggars can't be choosers.

set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the Devil

proverb Someone unaccustomed to power or luxury will abuse or be corrupted by it.
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  • Or, as he says:— "When by the advice of that eminent physician, Dr. Lettsom, I purchased a horse, and saved my life by the exercise it afforded me, the old adage, 'Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil,' was deemed fully verified."


Middle English: from beg + -ar3.

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