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verb [transitive] peg pronunciation in American English /peɡ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepegging
past tensepegged
past participlepegged
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  1. 1
    economics to keep prices, salaries, or the amount of something at a particular level, often in relation to something else
    peg something at something:

    OPEC oil producers pegged the cartel’s output at 26.6 million barrels per day.

    peg something to something:

    The country’s peso is pegged to the dollar.

  2. 2
    informal to consider someone as being a particular type of person or having particular qualities
    peg someone as something:

    We had him pegged from the start as a liar and a fraud.

  3. 3
    to fasten something or keep something in position with pegs

    The tent was pegged to the ground.


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