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wedge

wedge

 
 
pronunciation:
wej
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of wood or metal in a three-dimensional, triangular shape with a thin edge that is driven or forced between objects to split, lift, or reinforce them.
synonyms:
chock
similar words:
block
definition 2: anything in the form of a triangle with two nearly equal sides.
a wedge of landa wedge of cake
similar words:
block, chunk, slice, triangle
definition 3: any action that opens something for change, division, intrusion, or the like.
His anger drove a wedge into their relationship.
similar words:
barrier, block, breach
definition 4: a golf club with an almost horizontal head for lofting the ball out of sand traps, high grass, and the like.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: wedged, wedges, wedging
definition 1: to split or force apart with a wedge (often fol. by open, apart, or the like).
She wedged open the window with a crowbar.
synonyms:
prise, pry, split
similar words:
cleave, force, jimmy, lever, rive
definition 2: to fix firmly in place with a wedge.
synonyms:
chock
similar words:
fasten, fix, jam, secure
definition 3: to force or thrust into a narrow space.
synonyms:
cram, jam, squeeze
similar words:
crowd, pack, press, ram, shove, stick, stow, stuff, thrust
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to squeeze into or become stuck in a small or narrow space.
Five of us wedged into the telephone booth.
synonyms:
cram, jam, squeeze
similar words:
crowd, pack, stick
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derivation: wedgelike (adj.)