expected to do or be something, based on an assumption or stereotype or past behavior (followed by for or an infinitive):The son of a wealthy businessman, he was pegged to follow in his father’s footsteps.This was a team pegged for greatness before they even set foot on the practice field.
identified or labeled (followed by as):Once you’re pegged as a manipulator, word will spread; count on it.
estimated, calculated, or generally considered to be of a certain value, size, time, etc. (followed by at):Another stimulus package, pegged at $200 million, is now being debated in the Senate.France's Jewish community was then one of the largest in Europe, pegged at around 500,000.
attached to a certain variable or standard as a measure of value:Saudi Arabia's currency is pegged to that of the United States.
fixed or assigned:The new smartphone will be out soon, with May 29th pegged as its release date.The professor pegged to moderate our debate emailed us all a week in advance.
the simple past tense and past participle of peg.
Idioms about pegged
have (got) someone or something pegged, to have figured out the true nature of a person or thing:Apart from that one overreaching comment, I admit you've pretty much got me pegged.
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How to use pegged in a sentence
To be fair, Salem is right to contend that bonuses are usually pegged to performance.Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat | Michael Daly | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Previous studies that include population level estimates have pegged the risks as even higher.Study Finds People with Guns More At-Risk for Suicide and Homicide | Brandy Zadrozny | January 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Elf is pegged as a Christmas movie, but it hardly feels religious.Elf’s 10th Anniversary: I’m Still Obsessed With This Syrupy Movie | Anna Brand | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sure enough, on Tuesday, StopHillary came roaring out of the gate with an email pegged to the upcoming fundraiser.StopHillary Super PAC Goes After McAuliffe in Virginia Race | Michelle Cottle | September 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The surge in applicants is pegged to fighting back against American snoops.Edward Snowden Inspires European Youths to Train as Spies | Barbie Latza Nadeau | July 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They're just people who have pegged out claims upon a big intellectual No-Man's-Land—and don't feel quite sure of the law.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
"You must be rather pegged, chief," said one of the men, addressing Frank.Frank Merriwell's Bravery | Burt L. Standish
The wet clothes flapped in her face as she pegged them; danced and jigged on the line, bulged out and twisted.In a German Pension | Katherine Mansfield
But here we find an advance upon the Polynesian system, for the ledges of the planks are pegged to each other with wooden pegs.The Evolution of Culture | Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
But Grace was making sure that nothing unforeseen would happen to the pegs left over from the hours already pegged in.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis