peg away (at something)

peg away (at something)
ˌpeg aˈway (at sth) derived
(informal, especially BrE) to continue working hard at sth or trying to achieve sth difficult
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • peg away — verb work doggedly or persistently She keeps plugging away at her dissertation • Syn: ↑plug away, ↑slog, ↑keep one s nose to the grindstone, ↑keep one s shoulder to the wheel • Derivationally related forms: ↑slogger …   Useful english dictionary

  • peg away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms peg away : present tense I/you/we/they peg away he/she/it pegs away present participle pegging away past tense pegged away past participle pegged away British informal [intransitive] to keep doing something in …   English dictionary

  • peg — [peg] n. [ME pegge, prob. < LowG source, as in Du peg, wooden plug < IE base * bak , staff > L baculum, stick] 1. a short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an… …   English World dictionary

  • peg — ► NOUN 1) a short projecting pin or bolt used for hanging things on, securing something in place, or marking a position. 2) a clip for holding things together or hanging up clothes. 3) chiefly Indian a measure of spirits. 4) a point or limit on a …   English terms dictionary

  • peg — peg1 [peg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(short stick)¦ 2¦(hanging wet clothes)¦ 3¦(tent)¦ 4 take/bring somebody down a peg (or two) 5¦(musical instrument)¦ 6 a peg to hang something on 7¦(drink)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch pegge] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peg — peg1 [ peg ] noun count * 1. ) an object attached to a wall, door, etc. and used for hanging things on: CLOTHES PEG: Her coat hung from a peg behind the door. a ) an object used for fastening things together: The furniture is built using wooden… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peg — I UK [peɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms peg : singular peg plural pegs * 1) British a wooden or plastic object used for fastening wet clothes onto a line so that they will dry 2) an object fixed to a wall, door etc and used for hanging things …   English dictionary

  • peg — /pɛg / (say peg) noun 1. a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark some point. 2. Colloquial a leg, sometimes one… …  

  • peg — pegless, adj. peglike, adj. /peg/, n., v., pegged, pegging, adj. n. 1. a pin of wood or other material driven or fitted into something, as to fasten parts together, to hang things on, to make fast a rope or string on, to stop a hole, or to mark… …   Universalium

  • peg — noun 1》 a short projecting pin or bolt used for hanging things on, securing something in place, or marking a position.     ↘a clip for holding things together or hanging up clothes.     ↘a place marked by a peg and allotted to a competitor to… …   English new terms dictionary

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