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beggar

  

      n  
1    a person who begs, esp. one who lives by begging  
2    a person who has no money or resources; pauper  
3    Ironic or jocular     (chiefly Brit)   fellow  
lucky beggar!     
      vb   tr  
4    to be beyond the resources of (esp. in the phrase to beggar description)  
5    to impoverish; reduce to begging  
  beggarhood, beggardom      n  


beggar-my-neighbour  
      n  
1    a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player  
2    modifier   relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other  
beggar-my-neighbour policies     
beggar's-lice  
      n   functioning as sing  
1    any of several plants, esp. the stickseed, having small prickly fruits that adhere to clothing, fur, etc  
2    the seed or fruit of any of these plants  
beggar-ticks   , beggar's-ticks  
      n   functioning as sing  
1    any of various plants, such as the bur marigold and tick trefoil, having fruits or seeds that cling to clothing, fur, etc  
2    the seed or fruit of any of these plants  
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beggar

  

      n  
1    bag lady     (chiefly U.S.)   bum     (informal)   cadger, mendicant, scrounger     (informal)   sponger     (informal)   supplicant, tramp, vagrant  
2    bankrupt, down-and-out, pauper, starveling  
      vb  
3    as in beggar description      baffle, challenge, defy, surpass  

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