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Topic: TOOLS

Language: Old English
Origin: wecg

wedge

1 noun
     
wedge1 [countable]
1TITZ a piece of wood, metal etc that has one thick edge and one pointed edge and is used especially for keeping a door open or for splitting wood
2DF a piece of food shaped like a wedge:
Garnish with lemon wedges.
wedge of
a wedge of cheese
3

drive a wedge between somebody

to make the relationship between two people or groups worse:
Their divorce has driven a wedge between the two families.

➔ the thin end of the wedge

at thin1 (11)
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