What does peg away mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term peg away:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plug away, peg away, slog, keep one's nose to the grindstone, keep one's shoulder to the wheel(verb)

    work doggedly or persistently

    "She keeps plugging away at her dissertation"


  1. peg away(Verb)

    To keep working at something

Etymology and Origins

  1. Peg Away

    Originally a camping phrase. When a tent is being put up it is necessary to secure its ropes to the ground on all sides before the work can be left, lest the whole structure, caught by the wind, should be blown down.

Matched Categories


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peg away in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peg away in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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