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peg

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noun \ˈpeg\

Definition of peg

  1. 1a :  a small usually cylindrical pointed or tapered piece (as of wood) used to pin down or fasten things or to fit into or close holes :  pin, plugb British :  clothespinc :  a predetermined level at which something (such as a price) is fixed

  2. 2a :  a projecting piece used as a support or boundary markerb :  something (such as a fact or issue) used as a support, pretext, or reason a news peg for the story

  3. 3a :  one of the movable wooden pegs set in the head of a stringed instrument (such as a violin) that are turned to regulate the pitch of the strings — see violin illustrationb :  a step or degree especially in estimation

  4. 4 :  a pointed prong or claw for catching or tearing

  5. 5 British :  drink poured himself out a stiff peg — Dorothy Sayers

  6. 6 :  something (such as a leg) resembling a peg

  7. 7 :  throw; especially :  a hard throw in baseball made in an attempt to put out a base runner

Examples of peg in a Sentence

  1. Her coat hung on a peg by the door.

  2. took the arrogant student down a peg

Origin and Etymology of peg

Middle English pegge, probably from Middle Dutch


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peg

verb

Definition of peg

pegged

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pegging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to put a peg intob British :  to pin (laundry) on a clothesline

  3. 2 :  to attach or fix as if with a peg: such asa :  to pin down :  restrictb :  to fix or hold (something, such as prices or wage increases) at a predetermined level or ratec :  to place in a definite category :  identify was pegged as an intellectual

  4. 3 :  to mark by pegs

  5. 4 :  throw

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to work steadily and diligently —often used with away

  8. 2 :  to move along vigorously or hastily :  hustle

Examples of peg in a Sentence

  1. Is the tent pegged down all the way?

  2. peg the price of wheat at its current level

  3. His bonus is pegged to how many sales he makes each year for the company.

First Known Use of peg

1543


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peg

adjective
variants: or

pegged

Definition of peg

  1. :  wide at the top and narrow at the bottom peg pants

First Known Use of peg

1681


PEG

abbreviation

Definition of PEG

  1. polyethylene glycol

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PEG Defined for English Language Learners

peg

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noun

Definition of peg for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of wood, metal, or other material that is used to hold or fasten things or to hang things on

  • : a wooden piece in a musical instrument (such as a violin) that is turned to tighten or loosen a string

peg

verb

Definition of peg for English Language Learners

  • : to fasten (something) with pegs

  • : to put a peg into (something)

  • : to keep (something, such as a price) at a particular level or rate


PEG Defined for Kids

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peg

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noun \ˈpeg\

Definition of peg for Students

  1. 1 :  a small stick or rod (as of wood or metal) used especially to fasten things together or to hang things on

  2. 2 :  a piece driven into the ground to mark a boundary or to hold something He pounded in a peg for a tent rope.

  3. 3 :  a level in approval or esteem The new kid took that bragger down a peg.


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peg

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verb

Definition of peg for Students

pegged

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pegging

  1. 1 :  to mark or fasten with a small stick or rod driven into a surface

  2. 2 :  to work hard I keep pegging away at my job.


Medical Dictionary

PEG

abbreviation

Medical Definition of PEG



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