wedge

[ wej ]
/ wɛdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), wedged, wedg·ing.

verb (used without object), wedged, wedg·ing.

to force a way like a wedge (usually followed by in, into, through, etc.): The box won't wedge into such a narrow space.

Origin of wedge

before 900; Middle English wegge (noun), Old English wecg; cognate with dialectal German Weck (Old High German wecki), Old Norse veggr

Related forms

wedge·like, adjectiveun·wedge, verb (used with object), un·wedged, un·wedg·ing.

Regional variation note

10. See hero sandwich.
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British Dictionary definitions for wedge

wedge

/ (wɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

wedgelike, adjectivewedgy, adjective

Word Origin for wedge

Old English wecg; related to Old Saxon weggi, Old High German wecki, Old Norse veggr wall
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Idioms and Phrases with wedge

wedge


see thin edge of the wedge.

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