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peg

  

      n  
1    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       pin       11  
4      (Also called)    clothes peg     (Brit)   a split or hinged pin for fastening wet clothes to a line to dry,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    clothespin  
5      (Brit)   a small drink of wine or spirits, esp. of brandy or whisky and soda  
6    an opportunity or pretext for doing something  
a peg on which to hang a theory     
7    a mountaineering piton  
8      (Croquet)   a post that a player's ball must strike to win the game  
9      (Angling)   a fishing station allotted to an angler in a competition, marked by a peg in the ground  
10    Informal   a level of self-esteem, importance, etc. (esp. in the phrases bring or take down a peg)  
11    Informal      See       peg leg  
12    off the peg     (Chiefly Brit)   (of clothes) ready to wear, as opposed to tailor-made  
      vb   , pegs, pegging, pegged  
13    tr   to knock or insert a peg into or pierce with a peg  
14    tr; sometimes foll by: down   to secure with pegs  
to peg a tent     
15      (Mountaineering)   to insert or use pitons  
16    tr   to mark (a score) with pegs, as in some card games  
17    tr  
Informal   to aim and throw (missiles) at a target  
18    intr; foll by: away, along, etc.     (Chiefly Brit)   to work steadily  
he pegged away at his job for years     
19    tr   to stabilize (the price of a commodity, an exchange rate, etc.) by legislation or market operations,   (See also)        peg down       peg out  
     (C15: from Low Germanic pegge)  


clothes peg  
      n   a small wooden or plastic clip for attaching washing to a clothesline  
crawling peg  
      n   a method of stabilizing exchange rates, prices, etc., by maintaining a fixed level for a specified period or until the level has persisted at an upper or lower limit for a specified period and then permitting a predetermined incremental rise or fall  
peg climbing  
      n      another name for       aid climbing  
peg down  
      vb   tr, adv   to make (a person) committed to a course of action or bound to follow rules  
you won't peg him down to any decision     
peg leg  
      n  
Informal  
1    an artificial leg, esp. one made of wood  
2    a person with an artificial leg  
peg out  
      vb   adv  
1    intr  
Informal   to collapse or die  
2      (Croquet)  
a    intr   to win a game by hitting the peg  
b    tr   to cause (an opponent's ball) to hit the peg, rendering it out of the game  
3    intr     (Cribbage)   to score the point that wins the game  
4    tr   to mark or secure with pegs  
to peg out one's claims to a piece of land     
peg top  
      n   a child's spinning top, usually made of wood with a metal centre pin  
peg-top  
      adj   (of skirts, trousers, etc.) wide at the hips then tapering off towards the ankle  
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peg

  

      vb  
1    attach, fasten, fix, join, make fast, secure  
2      (with)       along or away   apply oneself to, beaver away     (Brit. informal)   keep at it, keep going, keep on, persist, plod along, plug away at     (informal)   stick to it, work at, work away  
3      (of prices, etc.)   control, fix, freeze, limit, set  

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a square peg in a round hole exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context

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