wedged


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wedge \Wedge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wedged; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wedging.]
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   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.
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   2. To force or drive as a wedge is driven.
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            Among the crowd in the abbey where a finger
            Could not be wedged in more.          --Shak.
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            He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a
            snug berth.                           --Mrs. J. H.
                                                  Ewing.
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   3. To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to
      wedge one's way. --Milton.
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   4. To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a
      wedge that is driven into something.
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            Wedged in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   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.
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   6. (Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work
      by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc.
      --Tomlinson.
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