An example of peg is to close the hole in a barrel.
An example of peg is for a child to blame his brother for breaking a lamp.
An example of peg is the object put in the hole in a barrel to keep the liquid inside.
Our opinion of him went up a few pegs after he did the dishes.
I pegged her as an opportunist. Why do you have me pegged as the rowdy one?
Pegged away until our luck turned.
Pegged him as a man of action.
To peg a ball to first base.
I just got back from the Peg.
- To reduce the pride of; humble.
- To work steadily and persistently (at).
- A person in a position, situation, etc. for which he or she is unsuited or unqualified.
- To lower the pride or conceit of; humble or dispirit.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of peg
- Middle English pegge from Middle Dutch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition