Meaning of WEDGE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ wedʒ ]
( wedges, wedging, wedged)
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.
I shut the shed door and wedged it with a log of wood...
We slammed the gate after them, wedging it shut with planks.
VERB : V n , V n adj
If you wedge something somewhere, you fit it there tightly.
Wedge the plug into the hole...
VERB : V n prep
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.
A wedge of something such as fruit or cheese is a piece of it that has a thick triangular shape.
N-COUNT : usu N of 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.
PHRASE : V inflects , usu PHR between pl-n
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.
PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006