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peg

peg

 
 
pronunciation:
peg
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
take (someone) down a peg
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, cylindrical or tapered piece, often made of wood, used to hold things together or in place, fill a hole, or act as a marker.
similar words:
pin, stake
definition 2: a pin in the neck of a stringed musical instrument that may be turned to change the tension of a string.
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phrase: take (someone) down a peg
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pegged, pegging, pegs
definition 1: to fasten, plug, or mark with a peg or pegs.
We pegged the tent securely.
similar words:
plug, stake
definition 2: to fix or set (a price) at a certain level.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to work diligently or persistently.
He pegged away until all the work was done.
similar words:
plug
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derivations: pegless (adj.), peglike (adj.)
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