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noun [countable]     wedge pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a piece of wood, plastic, or other material that is thin at one end and wider at the other and is pressed into a space to hold something in place or to force things apart
    1. a.
      something that has the shape of a wedge

      The crowd formed itself into a wedge.

      wedge of:

      a wedge of cheese

  2. 2
    a golf club with a thick flat head that slopes away from the ball
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  3. 3
    [countable] a shoe with a high heel that forms a solid unit with the bottom of the shoe

    Swap the boots for wedges or high-heeled sandals.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] British very informal money

    I need to spend at least £1500 to get something decent - that’s a lot of wedge.



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