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peg

noun uk   /peɡ/ us  

peg noun (HOOK)

[C] a small stick or hook that sticks out from a surface and from which objects, especially clothes, can hang: He took off his coat/hat and hung it on the peg. [S] a reason for discussing something further: They decided to use the anniversary as the peg for/a peg on which to hang a TV documentary.

peg noun (FIXING DEVICE)

[C] a device used to fix something into a particular place: There aren't enough pegs (UK also clothes pegs) (US clothespins) for all this washing. Hammer the (tent) pegs firmly into the ground.

peg noun (IN BASEBALL)

[C] US informal a low fast throw in baseball

peg noun (LEVEL)

[C] an arrangement that fixes a price, currency, etc. at a particular level: The government removed the currency from its peg against the dollar.

peg

verb uk   /peɡ/ (-gg-) us  

peg verb (FIX)

[T usually + adv/prep] to fix something in place with pegs: Make sure the tarpaulin is securely pegged down. I'll peg out the clothes before I go to work. [T] to make a price, currency, etc. stay at a particular level: The agreement works because member nations haven't tried to peg prices.

peg verb (THROW)

[T] US informal to throw a ball in baseball low and fast: Mattingly pegged the ball to Stanley.
Phrasal verbs
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