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peg down

1. To bind, fasten, or secure something to some surface, typically the ground, with or as with pegs. A noun or pronoun can be used between "peg" and "down." Make sure you peg that tarp down or it will get blown away in the storm. I'm going to get some firewood while you peg down the tent.
2. To force someone to conform to something, such as a standard, a set of rules, a course of action, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "peg" and "down"; typically followed by "to (something.)" We've never been able to peg my brother down to the rules my parents set. He's always just been rebellious and stubborn like that. Anyone trying to peg the him down to a logical, consistent ideology is on a fool's errand. I know the artist doesn't like being pegged down to any one genre or style.
3. To force someone to conform to something, such as a standard, a set of rules, a course of action, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "peg" and "down"; typically followed by "as (something.)" I pegged her down as a total bore when she first started working here, but since getting to know her, she's actually pretty interesting. I'm disappointed, Jake—I never pegged you down as a quitter.
See also: down, peg

peg something down

to fasten something to the ground with pegs. After he had finished pegging the tent down, he built a fire. He pegged down the tent before building a fire.
See also: down, peg
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Putting on their gloves all set to work in a row in front of the press, an erection formed of two posts connected by a cross-beam, under which the sheaves to be drawn from were laid ears outward, the beam being pegged down by pins in the uprights, and lowered as the sheaves diminished.
| STRAWBERRY plants that are sending out runners can be pegged down to create new plants for next year if your current plants are ageing.
The men, on the other hand, beat favourites Egypt 97-79, trounced host Uganda 70-61, hammered Tanzania 112-74 before being pegged down 85-66 by Rwanda.
Then the UK Government declared supply teachers could be pegged down any increment that their local education authority decided to place them on.
The plant will send out runners over the soil which can be pegged down. In August, once the runners have established, they can be cut away from the parent plant and transplanted ready for next year.
| STRAWBERRY plants that are sending out runners can be pegged down now to create new plants for next year.
If you use garden netting instead, make sure it is pulled taut and pegged down properly so birds will not get caught up under it.
Tents were worthless if not pegged down, and today "to hold" in French is still tenir.
As I walked around lakes on Sunday morning, I took the opportunity to speak to specialist anglers who were spending their day looking to set their own personal best from the comforts of the well pegged down bivvy's.
Ravichandran, Senior Vice-President and Co-Head, Corporate Ratings, ICRA, "The growth at major ports was pegged down by a further decline in iron-ore cargo volumes following mining restrictions in major states like Karnataka; Goa and Orissa - and other policy related uncertainties like imposition of export duty.
Interestingly, she got the whole theme pegged down. She was the one who came up with the idea and it was executed wonderfully, according to her.
Moreover, how will he net regularly if he is pegged down in the field?
Straw is ideal, but can blow away, so cover it with fleece or netting pegged down.
Fleece or strawberry netting draped over the bush and pegged down gives enough protection for flower-bearing shoots to come through.
Traditionally this is also the month for LAYERING and rhododendrons, together with camellias and clematis, can all have branches pegged down to the ground or to a pot of compost.