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Definition of peg verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peg
    he / she / it pegs
    past simple pegged
    -ing form pegging
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  1. 1to fasten something with a peg peg something + adv./prep. Peg down the edges of the net. peg something to something She was busy pegging her tent to the ground.
  2. 2[usually passive] to fix or keep prices, wages, etc. at a particular level peg something (at something) Pay increases will be pegged at 5%. peg something (to something) Loan repayments are pegged to your income. to peg the exchange rate to the euro Admission prices have been pegged.
  3. 3peg somebody as something (informal) to think of someone in a particular way She pegged him as a big spender.
  4. 4(informal) to throw something He pegged the ball to second base.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: peg