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Definition of "wedged" []

  • Having the shape of a wedge; thick at one end and tapered at the other. (adjective)
  • Stuck; jammed: couldn't remove the wedged quarter from the vending machine. (adjective)
  • A block of solid material, esp wood or metal, that is shaped like a narrow V in cross section and can be pushed or driven between two objects or parts of an object in order to split or secure them (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any formation, structure, or substance in the shape of a wedge (noun)
  • Something such as an idea, action, etc, that tends to cause division (noun)
  • A shoe with a wedge heel (noun)
  • A club with a face angle of more than 50°, used for bunker shots (sand wedge) or pitch shots (pitching wedge) (noun)
  • A wedge-shaped extension of the high pressure area of an anticyclone, narrower than a ridge (noun)
  • A wedge-shaped device, formerly of wood, now usually of hollow steel, for hammering into a crack to provide an anchor point (noun)
  • Any of the triangular characters used in cuneiform writing (noun)
  • (formerly) a body of troops formed in a V-shape (noun)
  • A strip of glass coated in such a way that it is clear at one end but becomes progressively more opaque towards the other end: used in making measurements of transmission density (noun)
  • A bribe (noun)
  • To secure with or as if with a wedge (verb)
  • To squeeze or be squeezed like a wedge into a narrow space (verb)
  • To force apart or divide with or as if with a wedge (verb)

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Use "wedged" in a sentence
  • "The phrase wedged itself into the space between her breaths."
  • "Patrick turned back toward the trap and once again wedged an edge of the spring against the ground."
  • "They're the ones who have the "presumptuous" label wedged into their tiny little brains, and they're the ones who will be flacking that until Nov. 4."