Took Down Peg

Pronunciation of Took Down Peg
/tˈʊk dˌa͡ʊn pˈɛɡ/, /tˈʊk dˌa‍ʊn pˈɛɡ/, /t_ˈʊ_k d_ˌaʊ_n p_ˈɛ_ɡ/

Synonyms for took down peg:

bad-mouth (verb)

belittle, criticize, dis, disparage, find fault, knock, malign, pan, rap, rip, roast, slam, slander, tear down, run down, put down, take down a peg, dump on, cut down to size, mudsling, pooh pooh, tear to pieces, take a dig at.

belittle (verb)

blister, decry, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate, diminish, discount, discredit, dispraise, downgrade, downplay, lower, minimize, scorch, scorn, smear, sour grapes, squash, squelch, take down, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, write off, shoot down, bad-mouth, scoff at, sneer at, cut to the quick, shoot full of holes, poor mouth, take a swipe at.

bring to terms (verb)

bend to one's will, bring to one's knees, take down a notch.

chide (verb)

admonish, berate, blame, call down, castigate, censure, check, condemn, flay, lesson, monish, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, tell off, tick off, upbraid, call on the carpet, speak to, talk to, exprobate, give a hard time, slap on the wrist.

debase (verb)

abase, cast down, cheapen, corrupt, cripple, debauch, debilitate, demean, demoralize, deprave, devaluate, devalue, disable, disgrace, dishonor, drag down, enfeeble, humble, humiliate, put away, reduce, sap, sink, undermine, weaken, Bemean, fluff off.

degrade (verb)

bench, break, bump, bust, canker, debase, degenerate, demote, depose, deteriorate, detract, disbar, impair, injure, lessen, pervert, rule out, vitiate, Declass.

depreciate (verb)

abuse, asperse, attack, calumniate, contemn, defame, denigrate, denounce, discountenance, fault, revile, slight, slur, spurn, traduce, vilify, look down on, find fault with, clamor against.

disgrace (verb)

attaint, besmirch, blot, defile, degrade, depress, desecrate, disfavor, disregard, disrespect, expel, libel, mock, ridicule, snub, stain, stigmatize, sully, taint, tarnish, lose face, give a black eye, tar and feather.

downgrade (verb)

decrease, demerit, mark down, Disrate, detract from, set back, devalorize.

humble (verb)

abash, bring down, chagrin, chasten, confound, confuse, crush, deflate, deny, discomfit, embarrass, hide, mortify, overcome, pull down, silence, strike dumb, subdue, upset, put to shame, make eat dirt, make one feel small, pop one's balloon, put one away.

humiliate (verb)

base, conquer, play down, shame, vanquish, wither, bring low, put out of countenance, make a fool of, make ashamed.

mortify (verb)

affront, annoy, control, disappoint, discipline, displease, harass, vex, worry, get one's comeuppance, take the wind out.

puncture (verb)

discourage, disillusion, disprove, explode, flatten, blow sky high, knock bottom out, knock props from under, poke full of holes, take wind out of sails.

reduce (verb)


shame (verb)


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