There are 2 translations of peg in Spanish:

peg1

Pronunciation: /peg/

n

  • 1 1.1 (in ground) estaca (f); (in furniture, barrel) estaquilla (f); (in mountaineering) clavija (f); (on violin, guitar) clavija (f)
    (tent peg)
    estaquilla (f); (on board game) pieza o ficha que encaja en un tablero a square peg in a round hole at college I felt like a square peg in a round hole en la universidad me sentía totalmente fuera de lugar or [familiar/colloquial] como gallina en corral ajeno or (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] como cucaracha en fiesta de gallina or (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] como sapo de otro pozo to take o bring sb down a peg (or two) bajarle los humos a algn, poner* a algn en su sitio
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    • The action is not unlike pushing a tent peg into the ground.
    • The up-and-down swinging arms are on a plane to drive a tent peg into the ground.
    • Darryl hummed inscrutably and looked back down at the tent peg he was trying to hammer into the ground.
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    • Period pieces show a fire polished finish on the peg of the stopper.
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    • The chosen venue was the far bank, below the dam, and we fished pegs three and four.
    • Often miles of river will be almost devoid of decent fish, whilst a few hot pegs will be flogged to death.
    • Virginia fished on peg 8 whilst I fished next door in peg 7 casting out to the island to my left.
    1.2
    (clothes peg)
    (BrE) see clothespin
  • 2 (hook, hanger) colgador (m), perchero (m), gancho (m) the characters are just pegs on which to hang the narrative los personajes solo sirven de apoyo a la narrativa or [literario/literary] son meras apoyaturas de la narrativa
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    • We rode to the lake where I saw 3 more horses tied to a peg stuck in the ground.
    • There he stops, sticking a peg into the ground, and tells his companions to start digging at that spot.
    • Part of the installation process was to pound some pegs into the ground to secure the swing set.

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adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
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Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.

There are 2 translations of peg in Spanish:

peg2

vt (-gg-)

  • 1 (attach, secure) sujetar, asegurar (con estaquillas etc) to peg the clothes (out) (BrE) tender* la ropa the company is pegging its hopes on the new model la empresa ha cifrado sus esperanzas en el nuevo modelo
  • 2 [Econ] [Fin] 2.1 (fix, limit) [price/salary] congelar 2.2 (link) to peg sth to sth vincular algo a algo the peso is pegged to the dollar el peso está vinculado al dólar
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    • Propagate strawberry plants once the crop is finished by pegging down a couple of runners from your best plants.
    • The lines on the docks were basic things: narrow gauge steel tracks pegged directly to the ties.
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    • A student loan starts accruing interest from the moment it is borrowed, but the interest rate is pegged to the retail price index.
    • In response for their support, rates were pegged at their present level for three years in return for keeping its peak-time audience at last year's level.
    • The only saving grace for the moment is that mortgage rates are pegged at reasonable levels, thanks to the EU Bank.
  • 3 (categorize) (AmE) she hates to be pegged as a feminist no soporta que la etiqueten de or la encasillen como feminista their music is difficult to peg su música es difícil de catalogar

Phrasal verbs

peg away

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] I've been pegging away all morning llevo toda la mañana dándole duro y parejo [familiar/colloquial] keep pegging away at your studies sigue dándole al estudio [familiar/colloquial]

peg down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (secure, hold down) (BrE) [tent] sujetar (con estaquillas); [prices/wages] fijar 1.2 (pin down) try to peg him down to a definite date trata de que te dé una fecha concreta

peg out

v + adv [colloquial/familiar] 1.1 (die) estirar la pata [familiar/colloquial], palmarla (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], petatearse (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (collapse from exhaustion) desplomarse, tronar (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (break down) [engine/car] quedarse [familiar/colloquial], tronarse (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (stake) [claim] marcar* con estacas

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Word of the day prestado
adj
el vestido no es mío, es prestado = it's not my dress, I borrowed it …
Cultural fact of the day

Churro is a typical Spanish food, consisting of a long thin cylinder of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and often dusted with sugar. Churros are usually eaten with a thick hot drinking chocolate, especially for breakfast.