peg out

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peg out (third-person singular simple present pegs out, present participle pegging out, simple past and past participle pegged out)

  1. (transitive) To mark (a territory or area) with pegs. [from 19th c.]
  2. (intransitive) To die. [from 19th c.]
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 64:
      I don't know what they went to ask her for; but Percy and Harold didn't peg out.
  3. (croquet, intransitive) To finish a game of croquet. [from 19th c.]
  4. (cribbage) To move one's peg to the last position on the pegboard, and thus win. [from 19th c.]
  5. (transitive) To hang up (washing) using pegs. [from 20th c.]