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English noun: peg

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


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.


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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