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A peg is a bolt or pin that holds something in place or marks a location. When you use peg as a verb, it means to identify someone or something: "I pegged you as a word lover, the first time I laid eyes on you."

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A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.

Noun
a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

Noun
a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Noun
regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument

Noun
a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Noun
informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"

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Noun
small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Verb
stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"

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fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent"

Verb
pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into into

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succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"


n.
A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.

n.
A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon.

n.
One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained.

n.
One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board.

n.
A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."

v. t.
To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.

v. t.
To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.

v. i.
To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.


Peg

Peg , n. [OE. pegge; cf. Sw. pigg, Dan. pig a point, prickle, and E. peak.] 1. A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg. 2. A wooden pin, or nail, on which to hang things, as coats, etc. Hence, colloquially and figuratively: A support; a reason; a pretext; as, a peg to hang a claim upon. 3. One of the pins of a musical instrument, on which the strings are strained. Shak. 4. One of the pins used for marking points on a cribbage board. 5. A step; a degree; esp. in the slang phrase "To take one down peg."
To screw papal authority to the highest peg.
And took your grandess down a peg.
Peg ladder, a ladder with but one standard, into which cross pieces are inserted. -- Peg tankard, an ancient tankard marked with pegs, so as divide the liquor into equal portions. "Drink down to your peg." Longfellow. -- Peg tooth. See Fleam tooth under Fleam. -- Peg top, a boy's top which is spun by throwing it. -- Screw peg, a small screw without a head, for fastening soles.

Peg

Peg , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pegged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pegging .] 1. To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
I will rend an oak And peg thee in his knotty entrails.
2. (Cribbage) To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points. [Colloq.]

Peg

Peg, v. i. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

A small, pointed piece of wood, used in fastening boards together, in attaching the soles of boots or shoes, etc.; as, a shoe peg.

To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.

To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; -- usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.

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Usage Examples

I've learned through experience of playing different characters, some of whom were jerks, that when you play a character who is pretentious or obnoxious, in any way, it's important to knock them down a peg.

Misspelled Form

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