Definition of wedge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wedge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wedʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wedʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wedge
    BrE BrE//wedʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wedʒ//
     
    he / she / it wedges
    BrE BrE//ˈwedʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwedʒɪz//
     
    past simple wedged
    BrE BrE//wedʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wedʒd//
     
    past participle wedged
    BrE BrE//wedʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wedʒd//
     
    -ing form wedging
    BrE BrE//ˈwedʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwedʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1wedge something + adv./prep. to put or squeeze something tightly into a narrow space, so that it cannot move easily synonym jam The boat was now wedged between the rocks. She wedged herself into the passenger seat. The phone was wedged under his chin. She wedged a chair firmly under the door handle.
  2. 2wedge something (+ adj.) to make something stay in a particular position, especially open or shut, by placing something against it to wedge the door open Someone had wedged the door open with a brick.
  3. Word Origin Old English wecg (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wig.
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