Wedge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wedged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wedging.]
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."
2. To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
Among the crowd in the abbey where a fingerShak.
Could not be wedged in more.
He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a snug berth.Mrs. J. H. Ewing.
3. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to
wedge one's way.
4. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something.
Wedged in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast.Dryden.
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.
(Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
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