Definition of peg someone back in English:

peg someone back

phrasal verb

  • Reduce or eradicate the lead of an opponent in a contest.

    ‘they were pegged back by an equalizer from Jameson’
    • ‘It is the third time we have been pegged back and gone on to win at home and it was a tough game today.’
    • ‘They pegged us back and then we drove back in an old set-piece move to get a bit of focus back.’
    • ‘Within three minutes West Leeds had their first meaningful attack and they had a chance to peg Skipton back with a penalty, but the kick went wide.’
    • ‘Failing to take their chances, they had been pegged back to a three-point lead by a side which they had outmuscled and outfought for the opening 40 minutes.’
    • ‘Just before half time Keighley were pegged back again.’
    • ‘Andrews pegged Stockport back to 10-12 with a well taken penalty from 30 yards out.’
    • ‘However, by the time the field turned into the home straight, he had been pegged back by the chasing pack.’
    • ‘It was a good point for us against Norwich pegging them back like that.’
    • ‘We scored a goal, pegged them back as far as possible and created lots of chances.’
    • ‘Whenever Cambridge made an excursion into Sutton's half, he pegged them back with long, accurate kicks.’