peg out


pegged out; pegging out; pegs out

intransitive verb

chiefly British
: die

Examples of peg out in a Sentence

when her pet pig pegged out she grieved for weeks
Recent Examples on the Web They’re not supposed to peg out, abruptly and without grace, in the middle of the goddamn street. Jason Kehe, Wired, 18 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peg out was in 1854

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“Peg out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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