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.

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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

regional variation note for wedge

10. See hero sandwich.

OTHER WORDS FROM wedge

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

Derived forms of wedge

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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