wedges, wedging, wedged1) VERB If you wedge something, you force it to remain in a particular position by holding it there tightly or by fixing something next to it to prevent it from moving.
[V n] I shut the shed door and wedged it with a log of wood...
[V n adj] We slammed the gate after them, wedging it shut with planks.2) VERB If you wedge something somewhere, you fit it there tightly.
[V n prep] Wedge the plug into the hole...
[V-ed] The hotel's wedged right between the two airports.3) N-COUNT A wedge is an object with one pointed edge and one thick edge, which you put under a door to keep it firmly in position.4) N-COUNT A wedge is a piece of metal with a pointed edge which is used for splitting a material such as stone or wood, by being hammered into a crack in the material.5) N-COUNT: usu N of n A wedge of something such as fruit or cheese is a piece of it that has a thick triangular shape.6) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR between pl-n If someone drives a wedge between two people who are close, they cause ill feelings between them in order to weaken their relationship.
I started to feel Toby was driving a wedge between us.7) PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v If you say that something is the thin end of the wedge, you mean that it appears to be unimportant at the moment, but that it is the beginning of a bigger, more harmful development. [BRIT]
I think it's the thin end of the wedge when you have armed police permanently on patrol round a city.
English dictionary. 2008.