begun

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈgʌn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈgʌn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi gun)

From the verb begin: (⇒ conjugate)
begun is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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Synonyms:
started, initiated, instituted, under way, in motion, in progress, inaugurated, happening , proceeding , going , active , existing , operational , operative, working , in force, advanced , in action, activated, commenced, generated, created, established , founded, triggered, made active, set in motion, opened, originated, introduced, launched, undertaken
Antonyms:
latent, potential , prospective , possible


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Sense: Preposition: get underway
Synonyms:
start , start up, start on, start off, commence , get going (informal), get underway, set about, initiate , launch , set sth in motion, dig in (slang), dive in (slang), start the ball rolling (slang), get down to business (slang), get cracking on (slang), kick off (slang), kick things off (slang), go to it, get down to, plunge into, institute, establish , introduce , found , inaugurate, create , pioneer , make something happen, give birth to, get moving on, lead off, trigger , spark , induce , impel, get the show on the road (slang), tee off (slang), play ball (slang), throw the first stone (slang), take the plunge (slang), get your feet wet (slang), break the ice (slang), strike up, strike out, jump off, open up, open things up, tackle , lay the foundation for, break ground, lead up to, effectuate, open fire, fire away
Antonyms:
stop , end , finish , fright , wrap up (informal), terminate , conclude , cease
Sense: Verb: come into being
Synonyms:
start , commence , come about, come into existence, come into the world, come into being, come forth, emerge , spring , spring up, spring from, crop up, originate , be born, sprout , dawn , arise , occur , happen , break , break out, rise , enter , emanate, burst forth, issue forth, bud , stem from, come from, derive from, grow , flower , blossom , start up, lead out, take off, rear its head, have its origin
Antonyms:
stop , end , cease , subside , conclude

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