November 06, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
peg /ˈpɛg/ verb
peg
/ˈpɛg/
verb

pegs; pegged; pegging

She pegged him as a nice guy.
She pegged him as a nice guy.
Learner's definition of PEG

[+ object]

1 a : to fasten (something) with pegs

  • Is the tent pegged down all the way?

  • (Brit) She was outside pegging the laundry to the clothesline.

b : to put a peg into (something)

  • He pegged the boards.

2 a : to keep (something, such as a price) at a particular level or rate

  • peg the price of wheat at its current level

b : to link (something) to another amount or value

  • The foreign currency is pegged to the U.S. dollar. [=its value changes when the U.S. dollar's value does]

  • His bonus is pegged to how many sales he makes each year for the company.

3 informal : to think of or identify (someone) as a certain kind of person

  • The salesman had me pegged [=understood what kind of person I am] in a matter of minutes.

— usually + as

  • She pegged him right away as a nice guy.

— sometimes + for

  • She had him pegged for a liar.

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