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peg out

verb (adverb)
1.
(intransitive) (informal) to collapse or die
2.
(croquet)
  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
3.
(intransitive) (cribbage) to score the point that wins the game
4.
(transitive) to mark or secure with pegs: to peg out one's claims to a piece of land
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  • 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
  • "They can't do it; they'll peg out; there must be a limit," I said.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • But in all places yet unproved the public should be free to peg out claims and try their fortune.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • It was before I turned up, and it will be again when—whenever I peg out.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • Then Jimmy started to peg out the 'possum skins, while Jack went to look for a missing pony.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • This Sleepy Hollow's good enough for me to stay in until I peg out.

    The Pagan's Cup Fergus Hume
  • You're a dear, simple, little child to talk about not being able to go on living if I were to peg out; but you would.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • I had been rooting a peg out of the ground and my face was very dirty.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • In fact it is not safe even to peg out a goshawk in any place where hack merlins can come.

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]

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