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verb [transitive] peg pronunciation in British English /peɡ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepegging
past tensepegged
past participlepegged
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    economics to keep prices, salaries, or the amount of something at a particular level, often in relation to something else
    peg something to something: The country’s peso is pegged to the dollar.
    peg something at something: OPEC oil producers pegged the cartel’s output at 26.6 million barrels per day.
  2. 3
    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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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