verb (used with object), wedged, wedg·ing.
verb (used without object), wedged, wedg·ing.
Origin of wedge
Synonyms for wedge
Regional variation note
Related Words for wedgingload, lade, throng, crowd, bind, stuff, pile, cram, squeeze, smash, crash, slam, stab, sink, thrust, locate, head, prepare, fix, introduce
Examples from the Web for wedging
Contemporary Examples of wedging
“Oh God, that was so much fun,” Sheehy says, wedging a cookie between two heaping scoops of ice cream—dessert.Gail Sheehy Books Passage to the Past
September 3, 2014
Historical Examples of wedging
I asked the man what they were doing, and he said, wedging the clay.
He then stood in the doorway, wedging his stomach into the opening, so that nobody else should enter.Poor Folk in Spain
A clay may also be softened in this way by sprinkling it with water as the wedging goes on.The Potter's Craft
Charles F. Binns
The scrambling, and wedging, and pushing, and driving are dreadful.Here and There in London
J. Ewing Ritchie
“Have sense, Julia,” Hugh remonstrated, wedging in a protest with difficulty.Humours of Irish Life
Word Origin for wedge
mid-15c., from wedge (n.). Related: Wedged; wedging.
Old English wecg "a wedge," from Proto-Germanic *wagjaz (cf. Old Norse veggr, Middle Dutch wegge, Dutch wig, Old High German weggi "wedge," German Weck "wedge-shaped bread roll"), of unknown origin. Wedge issue is attested from 1999.
see thin edge of the wedge.