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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wedge \Wedge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wedged; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
2. To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
Among the crowd in the abbey where a finger
Could not be wedged in more. --Shak.
He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a
snug berth. --Mrs. J. H.
3. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to
wedge one's way. --Milton.
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.
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.
6. (Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work
by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
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