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PEG

abbr.
polyethylene glycol

peg

 (pĕg)
n.
1.
a. A small cylindrical or tapered pin, as of wood, used to fasten things or plug a hole.
b. A similar pin forming a projection that may be used as a support or boundary marker.
2. Music One of the pins of a stringed instrument that are turned to tighten or slacken the strings so as to regulate their pitch.
3. A degree or notch, as in estimation: Our opinion of him went up a few pegs after he did the dishes.
4. Chiefly British A drink of liquor.
5. Baseball A low and fast throw made to put a base runner out.
6. Informal A leg, especially a wooden one.
v. pegged, peg·ging, pegs
v.tr.
1. To fasten or plug with a peg or pegs.
2. To designate or mark by means of a peg or pegs.
3. To fix (a price) at a certain level or within a certain range.
4. Informal To classify; categorize: I pegged her as an opportunist. Why do you have me pegged as the rowdy one?
5. Informal
a. To hit, especially with a thrown object or fired projectile: She pegged him on the head with a snowball.
b. To throw or fire (an object or projectile): "How did you learn to peg a ball as straight as this?" (Zane Grey).
v.intr.
To work steadily; persist: pegged away until our luck turned.
Idiom:
take (someone) down a peg
To reduce the pride of; humble.

[Middle English pegge, from Middle Dutch.]

peg

(pɛɡ)
n
1. (Building) a small cylindrical pin or dowel, sometimes slightly tapered, used to join two parts together
2. a pin pushed or driven into a surface: used to mark scores, define limits, support coats, etc
3. music any of several pins passing through the head (peg box) of a stringed instrument, which can be turned so as to tune strings wound around them. See also pin11
4. Also called: clothes peg Brit a split or hinged pin for fastening wet clothes to a line to dry. US and Canadian equivalent: clothespin
5. (Anatomy) informal a person's leg
6. (Anatomy) dialect Northern English a tooth
7. (Brewing) Brit a small drink of wine or spirits, esp of brandy or whisky and soda
8. an opportunity or pretext for doing something: a peg on which to hang a theory.
9. (Mountaineering) a mountaineering piton
10. (Croquet) croquet a post that a player's ball must strike to win the game
11. (Angling) angling a fishing station allotted to an angler in a competition, marked by a peg in the ground
12. informal a level of self-esteem, importance, etc (esp in the phrases bring or take down a peg)
13. informal See peg leg
14. (Clothing & Fashion) off the peg chiefly Brit (of clothes) ready to wear, as opposed to tailor-made
vb, pegs, pegging or pegged
15. (tr) to knock or insert a peg into or pierce with a peg
16. (sometimes foll by: down) to secure with pegs: to peg a tent.
17. (Mountaineering) mountaineering to insert or use pitons
18. (Card Games) (tr) to mark (a score) with pegs, as in some card games
19. (tr) informal to aim and throw (missiles) at a target
20. (intr; foll by away, along, etc) chiefly Brit to work steadily: he pegged away at his job for years.
21. (Banking & Finance) (tr) to stabilize (the price of a commodity, an exchange rate, etc) by legislation or market operations
[C15: from Low Germanic pegge]

peg

(pɛg)

n., v. pegged, peg•ging,
adj. n.
1. a cylindrical or tapered pin of wood, metal, etc., driven or fitted into something as a fastening, support or stopper.
2. a notch or degree: to come down a peg.
3. an occasion, basis, or reason: a peg to hang a grievance on.
4. one of the wooden or metal pins in the neck of a musical stringed instrument that are turned to adjust the pitch of the strings.
5. Informal. a leg.
6. Informal. a hard, accurate throw, esp. in baseball.
7. Brit. clothespin.
8. Brit. an alcoholic drink, esp. a whiskey or brandy and soda.
v.t.
9. to fasten with or as if with pegs.
10. to mark with pegs.
11. to strike or pierce with or as if with a peg.
12. to keep (a price, exchange rate, etc.) at a set level.
13. Informal. to throw (a ball) forcefully.
14. Informal. to identify: to peg someone as a good prospect.
15. to base upon: The feature story was pegged on the riots.
v.i.
16. to work persistently.
adj.
17. Also, pegged. peg-top.
[1400–50; late Middle English pegge (n.), peggen (v.) < Middle Dutch]

peg


Past participle: pegged
Gerund: pegging

Imperative
peg
peg
Present
I peg
you peg
he/she/it pegs
we peg
you peg
they peg
Preterite
I pegged
you pegged
he/she/it pegged
we pegged
you pegged
they pegged
Present Continuous
I am pegging
you are pegging
he/she/it is pegging
we are pegging
you are pegging
they are pegging
Present Perfect
I have pegged
you have pegged
he/she/it has pegged
we have pegged
you have pegged
they have pegged
Past Continuous
I was pegging
you were pegging
he/she/it was pegging
we were pegging
you were pegging
they were pegging
Past Perfect
I had pegged
you had pegged
he/she/it had pegged
we had pegged
you had pegged
they had pegged
Future
I will peg
you will peg
he/she/it will peg
we will peg
you will peg
they will peg
Future Perfect
I will have pegged
you will have pegged
he/she/it will have pegged
we will have pegged
you will have pegged
they will have pegged
Future Continuous
I will be pegging
you will be pegging
he/she/it will be pegging
we will be pegging
you will be pegging
they will be pegging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pegging
you have been pegging
he/she/it has been pegging
we have been pegging
you have been pegging
they have been pegging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pegging
you will have been pegging
he/she/it will have been pegging
we will have been pegging
you will have been pegging
they will have been pegging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pegging
you had been pegging
he/she/it had been pegging
we had been pegging
you had been pegging
they had been pegging
Conditional
I would peg
you would peg
he/she/it would peg
we would peg
you would peg
they would peg
Past Conditional
I would have pegged
you would have pegged
he/she/it would have pegged
we would have pegged
you would have pegged
they would have pegged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peg - a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surfacepeg - a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
golf tee, tee - a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground
tent peg - a peg driven into the ground to hold a rope supporting a tent
treenail, trenail, trunnel - a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding; water causes the peg to swell and hold the timbers fast
2.peg - small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
3.peg - informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
4.peg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing legpeg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
5.peg - regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
6.peg - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowingpeg - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
Verb1.peg - succeed in obtaining a positionpeg - succeed in obtaining a position; "He nailed down a spot at Harvard"
bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, win, come through - attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
2.peg - pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
3.peg - fasten or secure with a wooden pin; "peg a tent"
attach - cause to be attached
narrow down, pin down, peg down, nail down, narrow, specify - define clearly; "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
4.peg - stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; "The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"
stabilize, stabilise - make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium; "The drug stabilized her blood pressure"; "stabilize prices"

peg

noun
1. pin, spike, rivet, skewer, dowel, spigot He builds furniture using wooden pegs instead of nails.
verb
1. fasten, join, fix, secure, attach, make fast trying to peg a sheet on to the washing line
2. fix, set, control, limit, freeze The bank wants to peg interest rates at 9%.
take or bring someone down a peg (or two) humble, humiliate, put down (slang), deflate, chasten, mortify, bring low, take the wind out of (someone's) sails It's time she was brought down a peg or two.

peg

noun
One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale:
Informal: notch.
Translations
مِشْبَك أو مِسْمار خَشَبيمِشْجَبوَتَدوَتَدٌيُعَلِّق على مِشْبَك
věšákkolíčekkolíkpověsit
knagepløktøjklemmehænge op med klemmer
nasta
kuka
pecekrácsíptet
festa meî òvottaklemmumòvottaklemmapinni, tittursnagi
ペグ
kaišteliskuolelisnusodintiprisegtipritvirtinti
knaģismietiņšnostiprināt ar mietiņu/knaģivadzis, āķītis, pakaramais
kolíkštipec
klinkljukakljukica
pinne
ไม้หนีบผ้า
askıişaret çivisikancaküçük kazıkmandal
móc treo

peg

[peg]
A. N
1. (in ground, tent peg) → estaca f; (= clothes peg) → pinza f, broche m (LAm) (Mus) (= tuning peg) → clavija f; (in board game) → ficha f; (in barrel) → estaquilla f (Croquet) → piquete m (Climbing) → clavija f
to take or bring sb down a peg (or two)bajar los humos or el copete a algn
see also square B1
2. (for coat, hat) → gancho m, colgador m
off the peg (Brit) → confeccionado, de confección
an off-the-peg suitun traje confeccionado or de confección
he always buys clothes off the pegsiempre compra ropa confeccionada or de confección
3. (= pretext) → pretexto m
use the new law as a peg for the questionutiliza la nueva ley como pretexto para hacer la pregunta
a peg on which to hang a theoryun punto de apoyo para justificar una teoría
B. VT
1. (= secure) (gen) → fijar; [+ clothes] (on line) → tender; [+ tent] → fijar con estacas, sujetar con estacas
see also peg out
2. (fig)
2.1. (= fix) [+ prices, wages] → fijar, estabilizar (at, to en) the Bank wants to peg rates at 9%el banco quiere fijar or estabilizar las tasas en el 9%
2.2. (= link) → vincular (to a) they continue to peg their currencies to the dollarsiguen vinculando su moneda al dólar
2.3. (= categorize) [+ person] → encasillar
here you're pegged by what you wearaquí te encasillan por la ropa que llevas
his accent pegged him as an Englishmansu acento lo delataba como inglés
2.4. to peg one's hopes on sthdepositar or cifrar sus esperanzas en algo
C. CPD peg leg Npata f de palo
peg away VI + ADVmachacar
just keep pegging away until you feel more confidentsigue machacando hasta que te sientas más seguro
to peg away at sthmachacar algo, darle duro a algo
peg back VT + ADV Villa were pegged back to a 1-1 drawVilla perdió su ventaja y terminó empatado a uno
peg down VT + ADV
1. (= fasten down) [+ tent] → fijar con estacas, sujetar con estacas
2. (= force to agree) I pegged him down to saying how much he wanted for itconseguí que me dijera exactamente por cuánto lo quería vender
I pegged him down to £10 an hourconseguí que aceptara 10 libras por hora
peg out
A. VI + ADV (= die) → estirar la pata; (= collapse) → caerse redondo
B. VT + ADV (= mark out) [+ area] → marcar con piquetes; (= secure) → sujetar or fijar con estacas; (= hang out) [+ clothes] → tender (con pinzas)

peg

[ˈpɛg]
n
(used to hold two things together)cheville f
(for coat)patère f
(British) (also clothes peg) → pince f à linge
to be brought down a peg, to be taken down a peg [person] → être remis(e) à sa place
to take sb down a peg or two → remettre qn à sa place
vt
[+ clothes] → accrocher
to peg the washing on the line → étendre le linge sur la corde
(British) [+ groundsheet] → fixer (avec des piquets)
[+ prices, wages] → contrôler, stabiliser
to peg sth at sth [+ price, rate, level, amount] → fixer qch à qch
The bank wants to peg interest rates at 4% → La banque veut fixer les taux d'intérêt à 4%.
to peg sth to sth [+ currency] → fixer le cours de qch par rapport à qch
The peso is pegged to the dollar → Le cours du peso est fixé par rapport au dollar.
peg back
vt sep [+ opponent] → revenir sur

peg

n (= stake)Pflock m; (= tent peg also)Hering m; (for pegboard, wood joints, in games) → Stift m; (of musical instrument)Wirbel m; (Brit: = clothes peg) → (Wäsche)klammer f; (= hook, for mountaineering) → Haken m; (in barrel) → Zapfen m, → Spund m; off the pegvon der Stange; a peg of rum etcein Gläschen ntRum etc; to take or bring somebody down a peg or two (inf)jdm einen Dämpfer geben; a (convenient) peg on which to hang one’s prejudices etcein guter Aufhänger für seine Vorurteile etc
vt
(= fasten) (with stake) → anpflocken; (with clothes peg) → anklammern; (to pegboard) → anheften; (with tent peg) → festpflocken
(= mark out) areaabstecken
(fig) prices, wagesfestsetzen; to have somebody pegged (as something) (inf)jdn (als etw) abstempeln

peg

[pɛg]
1. n (for tent) → picchetto (Brit) (also clothes peg) → molletta; (for coat, hat) → attaccapanni m inv
to take sb down a peg (or two) → far abbassare la cresta a qn
a peg on which to hang a theory → un pretesto per presentare una teoria
2. vt (clothes) → appendere con le mollette; (groundsheet, tent) → fissare con i picchetti (fig) (prices, wages) → fissare, stabilizzare
peg away vi + adv to peg away at sth (fam) → incaponirsi su qc
peg down vt + adv (tent) → fissare con i picchetti
peg out vi + adv (fam) (die) → crepare, tirare le cuoia

peg

(peg) noun
1. a usually short, not very thick, piece of wood, metal etc used to fasten or mark something. There were four pegs stuck in the ground.
2. a hook on a wall or door for hanging clothes etc on. Hang your clothes on the pegs in the cupboard.
3. (also ˈclothes-peg) a wooden or plastic clip for holding clothes etc to a rope while drying.
verbpast tense, past participle pegged
to fasten with a peg. She pegged the clothes on the washing-line.
take (someone) down a peg (or two)
to make (a proud person) more humble. We must find some way of taking her down a peg or two.

peg

وَتَدٌ věšák knage Dübel κρεμάστρα pinza nasta patère kuka molletta ペグ pin nagle kołek mola, prendedor колышек pinne ไม้หนีบผ้า kanca móc treo 销子

PEG

abbr percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. V. gastrostomy.

PEG

abbr polyethylene glycol V. polyethylene.
References in classic literature ?
Accept a ribbon red, I beg, For Madam Purrer's tail, And ice cream made by lovely Peg, A Mont Blanc in a pail.
His coat was hung on a peg, and his boots was under the bed.
He reached up for her big, rough straw hat that hung on a peg outside the door, and put it on her head.
There he sat; and all he could do --for all my polite arts and blandishments --he would not move a peg, nor say a single word, nor even look at me, nor notice my presence in any the slightest way.
You've got to fork over fifty dollars, flat down, or this child don't start a peg.
Here you're got to peg and peg and peg and there just ain't any let-up--and what you learn here, you've got to KNOW, dontchuknow --or else you'll have one of these spavined, spectacles, ring-boned, knock-kneed old professors in your hair.
But when he left, he left in great spirits, for he perceived that just by pure luck and no troublesome labor he had accomplished several delightful things: he had touched both men on a raw spot and seen them squirm; he had modified Wilson's sweetness for the twins with one small bitter taste that he wouldn't be able to get out of his mouth right away; and, best of all, he had taken the hated twins down a peg with the community; for Blake would gossip around freely, after the manner of detectives, and within a week the town would be laughing at them in its sleeve for offering a gaudy reward for a bauble which they either never possessed or hadn't lost.
He hung his hat on a peg and flung himself into his seat with busi- ness-like alacrity.
Then Jubiter Dunlap stayed where he was, and the other man lugged the dead body off in the twilight; and after midnight he went to Uncle Silas's house, and took his old green work-robe off of the peg where it always hangs in the passage betwixt the house and the kitchen and put it on, and stole the long-handled shovel and went off down into the tobacker field and buried the murdered man.
Hareton; and happen you're right: but I own I should love well to bring her pride a peg lower.
There -- hitched carelessly on the innermost peg -- there, with its white spots, and its double flounce, was the brown Alpaca dress!
Peggotty uttered no cry, and shed no tear, and moved no more, until he seemed to wake again, all at once, and pulled down his rough coat from its peg in a corner.