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peg out


verb (adverb)

  1. (intransitive) (informal) to collapse or die
  2. (croquet)
    1. (intransitive) to win a game by hitting the peg
    2. (transitive) to cause (an opponent's ball) to hit the peg, rendering it out of the game
  3. (intransitive) (cribbage) to score the point that wins the game
  4. (transitive) to mark or secure with pegs   ⇒ to peg out one's claims to a piece of land

Example Sentences Including 'peg out'

"I can say from personal experience that with new-born twins you don't have time to peg out washing.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
After losing the first 22-26 Donati was down 0-16 in the second but got in to peg out at 26-18.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2005)
I saw Mum across the room, chatting up a man who looked like he might peg out at any moment.
Anita Anderson SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)
ONE morning before going to work I left my sleeping husband a note about the washing: "Please peg out.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Then he made them do it again, and this time I thought the oldest were going to peg out.
Kennedy, Ludovic On My Way to the Club
`Thirty thousand a year peg out from it," Seaton went on.
Sillitoe, Alan The Open Door


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