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English noun: peg

1. peg (artifact) a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface


Synonymsnog


Broader (hypernym)pin


Narrower (hyponym)golf tee, tee, tent peg, treenail, trenail, trunnel

2. peg (communication) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.


Synonymspin


Broader (hypernym)mark, marker, marking

3. peg (body) informal terms for the leg


SamplesFever left him weak on his sticks.


Synonymspin, stick


Broader (hypernym)leg

4. peg (artifact) a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg


Synonymsleg, pegleg, wooden leg


Broader (hypernym)prosthesis, prosthetic device

5. peg (artifact) regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument


Broader (hypernym)regulator


Part meronymstringed instrument

6. peg (artifact) a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing


Synonymsoarlock, pin, rowlock, thole, tholepin


Broader (hypernym)holder


Part meronymdinghy, dory, rowboat


English verb: peg

1. peg (social) succeed in obtaining a position


SamplesHe nailed down a spot at Harvard.


Synonymsnail, nail down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win

2. peg (contact) pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust

3. peg (contact) fasten or secure with a wooden pin


SamplesPeg a tent.


Synonymspeg down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach

4. peg (change) stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations


SamplesThe weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stabilise, stabilize









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