1. (pin for fastening) 
a. la clavija (F) 
2. (for coat, hat) 
a. el colgador (M) 
(clothes) pegpinza f
(tent) pegclavija f, estaquilla f
to buy clothes off the pegcomprar ropa prêt-à-porter
to take somebody down a peg (or two)bajarle a alguien los humos
transitive verb
3. (fasten) 
to peg something in placefijar algo con clavijas
to peg the washing on the linetender la ropa (con pinzas)
4. (prices) 
a. fijar 
to peg something to the rate of inflationajustar algo al índice de inflación
peg [peɡ]
1 (in ground, tent peg) estaca (f); (clothes peg) pinza (f); broche (m); (LAm) (Mús) (tuning peg) clavija (f); (in board game) ficha (f); (in barrel) estaquilla (f); (Croquet) piquete (m); (Climbing) clavija (f)
he builds furniture using wooden pegs instead of nails the door was always secured by a peg pushed through a metal hasp a hair clip, one of those with a peg through a small circle of olive-wood we make a little bone peg and carve it and plug it into the amputation stump he had driven in pegs and used a rope to mark off the circle the noise of the hammer striking the steel pegs hammer the pegs in with a mallet I carved a tuning peg and strung it with piano wire pegs are placed in all holes on the board except the middle when a player moves his pegs to the last and winning hole, the game is over just crank up your hearing aid a peg or two this brought the excitement down by several pegs to [use] pegs
to take or bring sb down a peg (or two) bajar los humos or el copete a algn (informal)
he needs taking down a peg or two it's time he was brought down a peg or two he probably told them I was out to seduce you, and needed to be brought down a peg some will thrive on encouragement, others sometimes require taking down a peg if we leaked some of the information we have on him, that would bring him down a peg or two
2 (for coat, hat) gancho (m); colgador (m)
your coat? - it's hanging on the peg in the hall his work jacket hung on the peg in the kitchen
off the peg (Britain) confeccionado; de confección; an off-the-peg suit un traje confeccionado or de confección; he always buys clothes off the peg siempre compra ropa confeccionada or de confección
3 (pretext) pretexto (m)
use the new law as a peg for the question utiliza la nueva ley como pretexto para hacer la pregunta
this latest revelation about her was the peg for the interview Locke used patriarchy as a peg for his theories on ecclesiastical and political authoritarianism
a peg on which to hang a theory un punto de apoyo para justificar una teoría
it was just a peg on which to hang personal rivalries memory often works better if we think of pegs to hang things on some issues may be merely pegs on which to hang individual hostilities he gives evidence which provides a peg on which all the circumstantial evidence can be hung
transitive verb
1 (secure) (gen) fijar; [+clothes] [+tent] fijar con estacas; sujetar con estacas
figureheads, which graced ships under the bowsprit, were made in separate sections and pegged together he carves by hand, uses dovetailing and pegged mortise-and-tenon joints the Victorian house has slates pegged with nails
(on line) tender
trying to peg a double sheet on a washing line on a blustery day to peg sth [on] the clothesline
2 (fix) [+prices, wages] fijar; estabilizar;at, to en
the Bank wants to peg rates at 9% el banco quiere fijar or estabilizar las tasas en el 9%
to peg wage rises to 2% surely it is not too much to peg prescription charges? UK trading profits were pegged at £40million a decision by the building societies to peg their mortgage rates lower costs and higher profits have helped peg price increases for Northern Electric's customers to 2 per cent
(link) vincular;to a
they continue to peg their currencies to the dollar siguen vinculando su moneda al dólar
billions of dollars in aid are pegged to reforms in the Soviet economy wage rises have been pegged to the rate of inflation after the 1987 election he attempted to peg the pound unofficially to the mark they'll have to set the rate at which the pound is pegged to the deutschmark a pegged European currency she wants maternity payments pegged to the level of statutory sick pay to peg European currencies one against another
(categorize) [+person] encasillar
here you're pegged by what you wear aquí te encasillan por la ropa que llevas
I had you pegged from the start in this country, where you're pegged by what you wear, eat, drive and read certain things will peg you in a certain position
his accent pegged him as an Englishman su acento lo delataba como inglés
once they peg you as hard to work with, no one wants you I wouldn't have pegged him as a dancer
to peg one's hopes on sth depositar or cifrar sus esperanzas en algo
anyone who's pegged any hopes at all on a June election will be disappointed
peg leg (n) pata (f) de palo
a pirate with a peg leg
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