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peg somebody/something ↔ back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeg somebody/something ↔ back phrasal verb British Englishto stop someone from winning in a sport or from increasing the amount by which they are winning – used in news reports They were pegged back by an equaliser from Jameson. peg→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
peg backAll credit to Bann, though for not shutting-up-shop on an already lost cause as Mark Carson pegged it back.Thorpe and Craig White pegged it back by 20 before White slogged at Sanath Jayasuriya and holed out to cover.
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Verb table
peg
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypeg
he, she, itpegs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypegged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pegged
he, she, ithas pegged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pegged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill peg
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pegged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pegging
he, she, itis pegging
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you, we, theyare pegging
Past
I, he, she, itwas pegging
you, we, theywere pegging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pegging
he, she, ithas been pegging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pegging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pegging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pegging
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