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verb [transitive]     wedge pronunciation in British English
/wedʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywedge
he/she/itwedges
present participlewedging
past tensewedged
past participlewedged
  1. 1
    to fix something in position with a wedge
    wedge something open/shut:

    You’ll have to wedge the window open.

  2. 2
    to fix something tightly or in a small space
    wedge something under/behind etc something:

    The phone was wedged under his chin.

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