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peg /peg/
  • danh từ
    • cái chốt, cái ngạc
    • cái móc, cái mắc (áo, mũ)
    • cái cọc (căng dây lều)
    • miếng gỗ chèn (lỗ thùng...)
    • núm vặn, dây đàn
    • cái kẹp phơi quần áo ((cũng) clothes peg)
    • rượu cônhắc pha xô-đa
    • (nghĩa bóng) cớ, lý do, cơ hội; đề tài
      • a peg to hang on: cớ để vin vào, cơ hội để bám vào; đề tài để xoáy vào
    • a square peg in a round hole
      • a round peg in a square hole
        • (xem) hole
      • to put someone on the peg
        • (quân sự), (từ lóng) đưa ai ra ban chỉ huy vì một lỗi gì
      • to take someone down a peg or two
        • làm nhục ai; làm cho ai hết vênh váo, làm cho ai co vòi lại
    • ngoại động từ
      • đóng chốt, đóng cọc (để giữ chặt)
      • (+ down) ghìm chặt, hạn chế, câu thúc, kiềm chế
        • to peg someone down to rules: câu thúc ai theo đúng luật lệ, ghìm ai theo đúng luật lệ
        • to peg someone down to his work: ghim chặt ai vào công việc
      • ghìm không cho lên xuống (giá hối đoái)
      • ổn định (giá cả...)
      • (từ lóng) ném (đá...)
      • ghi (điểm số) bằng chốt (chơi kipbi)
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) vạch mặt chỉ tên là
        • to peg somebody as a scoundred: vạch mặt chỉ tên ai là một thằng vô lại
    • nội động từ (+ at)
      • cầm chốt đánh vào, cầm cọc đánh vào; cầm chốt nhắm vào, cầm cọc nhắm vào; đâm thủng bằng chốt, đam thủng bằng cọc
      • ném đá vào
      • to peg away at
        • kiên trì làm, bền bỉ làm (việc gì)
      • to peg out
        • đánh dấu ranh giới bằng cọc
      • chạm bóng vào cọc kết thúc cuộc đấu (critkê)
      • (từ lóng) chết ngoẻo, phăng teo; sạt nghiệp
Concise Dictionary
+a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
+small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
+informal terms of the leg
+a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
+regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
+a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
+succeed in obtaining a position
+pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into
+fasten or secure with a wooden pin
+stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 pin, dowel, rod, stick, bolt; thole or thole-pin; clothes-peg, hook:
Pegs and glue are often used for fastening good furniture together. Hang your coat on the peg
2 off the peg. ready-made, ready-to-wear, stock:
As bespoke clothing is so dear, I buy mine off the peg.
3 take down a peg (or two). humble, diminish, lower, subdue, suppress, downgrade, dishonour, mortify, humiliate, put down, abase, debase, devalue or devaluate:
He was acting a bit high and mighty, so she took him down a peg or two.
4 fasten, secure, make fast, fix, attach, pin:
They pegged the tent firmly to the ground.
5 fix, attach, pin, set (by), control by, limit by, restrict, confine, freeze, bind, regulate, govern:
In indexing, the rate of inflation is often used for pegging wages.
6 toss, throw, shy, flip, sling, cast:
I'll bet a fiver you can't peg that stone across the river.
7 peg away or US also along. work (away) (at), persevere (at), apply oneself (to), persist (in or at), go to or at (it), keep at (it), stick to or with or at (it), stay with or at (it), carry on (with or at), Colloq plug away (at), beaver away (at), hammer or bang or peck away (at):
Trevor pegs away at his homework every evening.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 a short piece of wood, metal or plastic used for holding things together, hanging things on, marking a position, etc: There's a peg near the door to hang your coat on. + Mark the boundary with pegs.
2 (also tent peg) a small pointed piece of wood or metal that you attach to the ropes of a tent and push into the ground in order to hold the tent in place
3 (also clothes peg) (both BrE) (AmE clothespin) a piece of wood or plastic used for attaching wet clothes to a clothes line
4 (also tuning peg) a wooden screw for making the strings of a musical instrument tighter or looser
Idioms: off the peg (BrE) (AmE off the rack) (of clothes) made to a standard average size and not made especially to fit you: He buys his clothes off the peg. + off-the-peg fashions
bring / take sb down a peg (or two) to make sb realize that they are not as good, important, etc. as they think they are: He needed to be taken down a peg or two.
a peg to hang sth on something that gives you an excuse or opportunity to discuss or explain sth: The character provides a peg to hang the writer's political ideas on.
more at SQUARE adj.
+ verb (-gg-)
1 [VN] ~ sth (out) to fasten sth with pegs: All their wet clothes were pegged out on the line. + She was busy pegging her tent to the ground.
2 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sth (at / to sth) to fix or keep prices, wages, etc. at a particular level: Pay increases will be pegged at 5%. + Loan repayments are pegged to your income. + to peg the exchange rate to the dollar + Admission prices have been pegged.
3 [VN] ~ sb as sth (AmE, informal) to think of sb in a particular way: She pegged him as a big spender.
Idioms see LEVEL adj.
Phrasal Verbs: peg away (at sth) (informal, especially BrE) to continue working hard at sth or trying to achieve sth difficult
peg sb/sth<->back (especially in sport) to stop sb/sth from winning or increasing the amount by which they are ahead: Each time we scored we were pegged back minutes later.
peg out (BrE, informal) to die
Collocation Dictionary


steel, wooden | tent


drive in, hammer in
She hammered in the steel tent pegs.
| insert, put in
The score is kept by inserting pegs into a board.

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