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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 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)
`Thirty thousand a year peg out from it," Seaton went on.
Sillitoe, Alan The Open Door


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