Wedge

Wedge

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wedged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wedging.]
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1. To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. "My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would rive in twain." Shak.
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2. To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
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Among the crowd in the abbey where a finger
Could not be wedged in more.
Shak.
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He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a snug berth.
Mrs. J. H. Ewing.
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3. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way. Milton.
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4. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
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Wedged in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast.
Dryden.
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5. To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place.
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6. (Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc. Tomlinson.
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