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pegged

[ peg ]SEE DEFINITION OF pegged

Synonyms for pegged

  • fix
  • clinch
  • fasten
  • join
  • pin
  • secure
  • tighten
  • make fast
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Antonyms for pegged

  • detach
  • let go
  • loose
  • loosen
  • release
  • unfasten
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEGGED

After they had eaten, the Ranger handcuffed his prisoner and pegged him down loosely.

It was down-hill and up-hill and across and through; but we pegged along.

They let out a yell and closed in, and up the hill at one side I pegged.

Prices were pegged and farmers forced to pay taxes in produce.

The hide is pegged down on the ground, when it is covered with a kind of glue.

The old man groaned, and pegged away at the pie like a good one.

The sail was thrown over this, and pegged down at both sides.

And say, I wasn't mad when I pegged the box at you the other day.

You will then have two pegged clapboards for the front of the roof and two for the back.

Such areas have to be pegged, registered, and continuously worked.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle Dutch pegge "peg," a common Low German word (cf. Low German pigge "peg," German Pegel "gauge rod, watermark," Middle Dutch pegel "little knob used as a mark," Dutch peil "gauge, watermark, standard"), of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *bak- "staff used as support" (see bacillus). To be a square peg in a round hole "be inappropriate for one's situation" is attested from 1836; to take someone down a peg is from 1580s, but the original literal sense is uncertain (most of the likely candidates are not attested until centuries later). Peg leg "wooden leg" attested from 1765.

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  • popular
  • preferential
  • select
  • selected
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