again, all over again, anew (esp. AmE)

Once it has finished, the DVD automatically begins again.

We had to begin all over again.

immediately, quickly, suddenly

Research into the problem began immediately.

gradually, slowly

He took a deep breath and slowly began.

shortly, soon

The concert will begin shortly.


Work on the building finally began in the summer.

be due to, be expected to, be scheduled to

The entertainment was due to begin at 8.30.

be ready to
be about to, be going to

A new life was about to begin for him.


Let's begin by writing down a few ideas.


We will begin with a brief discussion of the problems.

Can you think of a word beginning with V?

begin at the beginning

OK, let's just begin at the beginning.

be just beginning, be only beginning

Their troubles are only beginning.

Begin is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑battle, ↑bombardment, ↑campaign, ↑career, ↑century, ↑conference, ↑conflict, ↑decade, ↑decline, ↑dispute, ↑dynasty, ↑enquiry, ↑era, ↑exam, ↑festival, ↑fighting, ↑friendship, ↑hearing, ↑hostility, ↑hunt, ↑journey, ↑letter, ↑meeting, ↑migration, ↑movement, ↑negotiation, ↑occupation, ↑pain, ↑period, ↑practice, ↑preparation, ↑problem, ↑proceedings, ↑process, ↑procession, ↑rebellion, ↑recession, ↑recovery, ↑riot, ↑romance, ↑run, ↑sale, ↑scene, ↑season, ↑semester, ↑session, ↑shift, ↑siege, ↑story, ↑tale, ↑talk, ↑thaw, ↑trading, ↑trail, ↑transformation, ↑trial, ↑trouble, ↑war, ↑work, ↑year
Begin is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ascent, ↑assault, ↑campaign, ↑career, ↑century, ↑construction, ↑conversation, ↑deliberation, ↑descent, ↑dialogue, ↑discussion, ↑enquiry, ↑evening, ↑exploration, ↑hunt, ↑journey, ↑lesson, ↑march, ↑meeting, ↑ministry, ↑occupation, ↑operation, ↑paragraph, ↑passage, ↑period, ↑phase, ↑practice, ↑preparation, ↑proceedings, ↑process, ↑production, ↑programme, ↑publication, ↑quest, ↑regimen, ↑relationship, ↑remark, ↑restoration, ↑revolution, ↑ritual, ↑romance, ↑round, ↑routine, ↑run, ↑schooling, ↑search, ↑season, ↑semester, ↑sentence, ↑service, ↑session, ↑shipment, ↑slide, ↑strike, ↑struggle, ↑study, ↑tale, ↑talk, ↑task, ↑tenure, ↑term, ↑treatment, ↑trek, ↑trend, ↑work

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