• tapering wood or metal block; peg; something with a triangular shape; something which causes division or an opening; golf club with a flat slanted face used to lift a ball in the swinging motion; triangular letter in cuneiform
• fasten by driving in a tapering wood or metal block, split with a wedge; thrust or drive in like a wedge, cram; force oneself in like a wedge; become stuck or caught
• if you wedge something such as a door or window, you keep it firmly in position by forcing something between it and the surface next to it.
• if you wedge something somewhere, you put it there so that it fits tightly.
• a wedge is an object with one pointed edge and one thick edge, for example one that you put under a door to keep it firmly in position.
• if you drive a wedge between people or groups, you cause bad feelings between them in order to weaken their relationship.
• if you describe something as the thin end of the wedge, you mean that it appears to be unimportant, but is actually the beginning of a harmful development.
wedge oneself in
• push one's way into, squeeze into
• block writing, writing in print
drove a wedge
• inserted a wedge
• wedge-shaped piece of lemon, one fourth or one eighth of a lemon (used as a garnish or addition to food or drinks)