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peg out

verb (adverb)
(intransitive) (informal) to collapse or die
  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
(intransitive) (cribbage) to score the point that wins the game
(transitive) to mark or secure with pegs: to peg out one's claims to a piece of land
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  • "They can't do it; they'll peg out; there must be a limit," I said.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • It was before I turned up, and it will be again when—whenever I peg out.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • This Sleepy Hollow's good enough for me to stay in until I peg out.

    The Pagan's Cup Fergus Hume
  • I had been rooting a peg out of the ground and my face was very dirty.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • He's not as bad as all that, but it will do him good to make him think he is going to peg out.'

    Settling Day Nat Gould
  • But by that time she had to peg out the washing for the Frau.

    In a German Pension Katherine Mansfield
  • Our turkeys look droopy, and there is no telling when they will peg out.

    Memories Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
  • Wa-al, I hev bin expectin' all along as how you'd peg out, but I'm derned ef you don't seem fresh as a daisy now!

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • I wanted to see you because, if I do peg out—an' it looks like I'm goin' to—I want you to write this to the boys.

    The Hills of Refuge Will N. Harben
Slang definitions & phrases for peg out

peg out

verb phrase

To die: Harrison actually pegged out in 1841

[1855+; fr the ending of play in cribbage by pegging]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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