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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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and the festival of el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

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 pantalones
mpl
pants (US), trousers (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and the festival of el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.