Wedge Wedge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wedged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wedging}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. ``My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would rive in twain.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To force or drive as a wedge is driven. [1913 Webster]

Among the crowd in the abbey where a finger Could not be wedged in more. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a snug berth. --Mrs. J. H. Ewing. [1913 Webster]

3. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something. [1913 Webster]

Wedged in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place. [1913 Webster]

6. (Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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