peg away

Definition of peg away

chiefly British, informal
:to work hard usually + at
  • He sat there pegging away at his homework.

Word by Word Definitions

peg play
  1. : 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, plug

  2. : clothespin

  3. : a predetermined level at which something (such as a price) is fixed

  1. : to put a peg into

  2. : to pin (laundry) on a clothesline

  3. : to attach or fix as if with a peg: such as

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

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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