Peg definition

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A point of reference, esp. an excuse or reason.
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The definition of a peg is a small, cylinder shaped piece used to fasten two things together or to plug a hole.

An example of peg is the object put in the hole in a barrel to keep the liquid inside.

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Peg is defined as to secure something or to identify or categorize.

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.

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(informal) To classify; categorize.

I pegged her as an opportunist. Why do you have me pegged as the rowdy one?

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(informal) A leg, especially a wooden one.
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A small cylindrical or tapered pin, as of wood, used to fasten things or plug a hole.
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A similar pin forming a projection that may be used as a support or boundary marker.
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(informal) To throw.
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To work steadily; persist.

Pegged away until our luck turned.

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A short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an opening, as in a barrel.
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A projecting pin or bolt used to hang things on, fasten ropes to, mark degrees of measurement or keep the score in a game, etc.
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Any of the pins which hold, and are used in regulating the tension of, the strings of a violin or other stringed instrument.
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A point or prong for tearing, hooking, etc.
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(informal) The foot or leg.
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(informal) An act or instance of throwing; esp., a hard, accurate throw from a baseball fielder.
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(brit., informal) A drink, esp. of brandy or whiskey and soda.
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The distance between pegs.
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A step or degree.
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A fixed level, as for a price.
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To put a peg or pegs into so as to fasten, secure, mark, etc.
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To mark (a boundary, claim, etc.) with pegs.
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To strike with a peg so as to pierce or hook.
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To fix (a price, etc.) at a particular level.
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To score (points) in cribbage during the play of a hand.
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(informal) To give support, relevance, or perspective to (an idea, news story, etc.) by relating it to something else.
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(informal) To identify or categorize.

Pegged him as a man of action.

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(informal) To throw; esp., to throw forcefully.

To peg a ball to first base.

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To score points in cribbage during the play of a hand.
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To move energetically or quickly.
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Polyethylene glycol.
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(chemistry) Polyethylene glycol.
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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.
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Price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio)
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A diminutive of the female given names Peggy and Margaret.
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(Canada, slang) The city of Winnipeg. Usually preceded by the.

I just got back from the Peg.

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(music) One of the pins of a stringed instrument that are turned to tighten or slacken the strings so as to regulate their pitch.
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A degree or notch, as in estimation.

Our opinion of him went up a few pegs after he did the dishes.

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(chiefly british) A drink of liquor.
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(baseball) A low and fast throw made to put a base runner out.
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To fasten or plug with a peg or pegs.
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To designate or mark by means of a peg or pegs.
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To fix (a price) at a certain level or within a certain range.
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take (someone) down a peg
  • To reduce the pride of; humble.
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off the peg
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peg away (at)
  • to work steadily and persistently (at)
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round peg in a square hole
  • a person in a position, situation, etc. for which he or she is unsuited or unqualified
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take down a peg
  • to lower the pride or conceit of; humble or dispirit
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
peg
Plural:
pegs

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

take (someone) down a peg
peg away (at)
round peg in a square hole

Origin of peg

  • Middle English pegge from Middle Dutch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition