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wedge

[ wej ]
/ wɛdʒ /
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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.

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Origin of wedge

before 900; Middle English wegge (noun), Old English wecg; cognate with dialectal German Weck (Old High German wecki), Old Norse veggr
10. See hero sandwich.
wedgelike, adjectiveun·wedge, verb (used with object), un·wedged, un·wedg·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for wedge

wedge
/ (wɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

wedgelike, adjectivewedgy, adjective
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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