Puts a hand out for a handout? (4)
I believe the answer is:
'puts' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both to do with communicating as well as being verbs in their -s form.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?
I don't understand how the rest of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for begs that I've seen before include "Entreats" , "Beseeches" , "Pleads" , "Sponges" , "Implores" .)