- 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 sitioMore example sentences
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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.
(clothes peg)(BrE) see clothespin
- 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.
- 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 narrativaMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2 [Econ] [Fin] 2.1 (fix, limit) [price/salary] congelar 2.2 (link) to peg sth
tosth vincular algo aalgo the peso is pegged to the dollar el peso está vinculado al dólarMore example sentences
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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.
- 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.
peg awayv + adv
peg downv + o + adv, v + adv + o
- 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