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wedge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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wedgewedge1 /wedʒ/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TITZa 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 wood2 DFa piece of food shaped like a wedge Garnish with lemon wedges.wedge of a wedge of cheese3 wedges drive a wedge between somebody at drive1(13), the thin end of the wedge at thin1(11)
Examples from the Corpus
wedgeThe men of violence want to drive a wedge between the forces of law and order and the people they protect.Instead of driving a wedge between lovers, a child can expand and deepen that love.While sauce is cooking, in another large saute pan, saute apple wedges in butter until lightly browned.He pulled out his wedge, sailed the ball over the knoll and it rolled into the cup.lemon wedgesHer hair was stiff and phosphorous, a dome-like wedge.Ultimately such thinking becomes a psychological, relational and spiritual wedge between men and women.Carefully cut a thin wedge out of the cake.
wedgewedge2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition]  1 PUSHto force something firmly into a narrow space The phone was wedged under his chin. Victoria wedged herself into the passenger seat.2 wedge something open/shut→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wedgeNot since Clarenceaux wedged a beer-mat between the bell and the clapper.Groves wedged a muslin snake bag behind his belt.Rusted dairy cases had been wedged in along its sides and four corners to keep it balanced.We sometimes carried in our pockets assorted stones to wedge in cracks.The bearer pulled him into a passage so thin that even the narrowest of stalls could not wedge itself in.Magma can wedge open and penetrate cracks cutting across the layering of the surrounding rock, forming tabular intrusions called dikes.
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Verb table
wedge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywedge
he, she, itwedges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywedged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wedged
he, she, ithas wedged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wedged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wedge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wedged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wedging
he, she, itis wedging
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you, we, theyare wedging
Past
I, he, she, itwas wedging
you, we, theywere wedging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wedging
he, she, ithas been wedging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wedging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wedging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wedging
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