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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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peg out

verb phrase

To die: Harrison actually pegged out in 1841

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

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