Meaning of WEDGE in English

WEDGE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a wedge of cheese (= a piece which is thin at one end and thick at the other )

I bought a half pound wedge of cheese.

wedge heels

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

thin

Carefully cut a thin wedge out of the cake.

Core, seed, and slice apples into very thin wedges .

■ NOUN

sand

To do that you must use a variety of clubs for chipping, from the sand wedge to the 5 or 4-iron.

I could see Peter shaking his head in the fairway, as he propped himself up on his sand wedge .

■ VERB

cut

Carefully cut a thin wedge out of the cake.

To serve, cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

Sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 8 wedges .

Sprinkle with cheese. Cut into wedges or squares and separate slightly to have crisp edges.

Serve warm, cut into wedges .

drive

The papal reform tended to drive a wedge between the educated, celibate higher clergy, and the rank and file.

The deal drove a wedge between the president and fellow Republicans going into the 1992 elections.

The men of violence want to drive a wedge between the forces of law and order and the people they protect.

By criminalizing physician-assisted suicide, the Supreme Court has driven a criminal wedge between the dying and their doctors.

They were thus driving the wedge further and further into a division of labour from which they were the first to suffer.

The lawsuit also helped drive a wedge between Arpaio and Romley.

Above all, it drove a wedge through the heart of the Conservative coalition.

Considering the views of those proven achievers helps drive an even greater wedge between centralization and decentralization as a guiding organizational principle.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

drive a wedge between sb

Romley's lawsuit drove the wedge even farther between the two former friends.

The war had driven a wedge between the President and his liberal supporters.

Instead of driving a wedge between lovers, a child can expand and deepen that love.

It will potentially drive a wedge between the Catholic H.E.

She'd driven a wedge between herself and Guy.

Such opposition to bureaucratic intrusion drove a wedge between many working-class people and the Fabian socialists.

The deal drove a wedge between the president and fellow Republicans going into the 1992 elections.

The lawsuit also helped drive a wedge between Arpaio and Romley.

The men of violence want to drive a wedge between the forces of law and order and the people they protect.

The papal reform tended to drive a wedge between the educated, celibate higher clergy, and the rank and file.

the thin end of the wedge

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

lemon wedges

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Carefully cut a thin wedge out of the cake.

He pulled out his wedge , sailed the ball over the knoll and it rolled into the cup.

Her hair was stiff and phosphorous, a dome-like wedge .

Instead of driving a wedge between lovers, a child can expand and deepen that love.

The men of violence want to drive a wedge between the forces of law and order and the people they protect.

Ultimately such thinking becomes a psychological, relational and spiritual wedge between men and women.

While sauce is cooking, in another large saute pan, saute apple wedges in butter until lightly browned.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

in

I desperately tried to paddle away but the canoe move and I was wedged in .

Rusted dairy cases had been wedged in along its sides and four corners to keep it balanced.

In female flowers, the flies are wedged in tightly, the thorax pollen being rubbed off on to the stigma.

The second time around, Stafford was fast asleep, wedged in between two large blond businessmen.

That was four hours too long for Billie wedged in behind the ferry tanks.

A group of teenagers sat, wedged in behind the fixed tables and seats in the alcove.

■ NOUN

door

A couple of minutes later she heard the chair that had wedged the door handle shut being moved.

She wedged the door open with a stone and then, without once looking back, strode off through the woods.

At first Alistair took them for other screenplay writers and wedged himself behind the door , at the back of the queue.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the thin end of the wedge

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Groves wedged a muslin snake bag behind his belt.

Magma can wedge open and penetrate cracks cutting across the layering of the surrounding rock, forming tabular intrusions called dikes.

Not since Clarenceaux wedged a beer-mat between the bell and the clapper.

Rusted dairy cases had been wedged in along its sides and four corners to keep it balanced.

The bearer pulled him into a passage so thin that even the narrowest of stalls could not wedge itself in.

We sometimes carried in our pockets assorted stones to wedge in cracks.

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