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lodge into (something)

1. To become wedged, jammed, or stuck into some tight space. Often used in passive constructions. I thought the car would fit, but it ended up lodging into the narrow alleyway. The fabric got caught on the machinery and lodged into the gears.
2. To jam or lodge someone or something into some tight space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lodge" and "in"; often used in passive constructions. The table kept wobbling, so I lodged a napkin into the gap underneath one of the legs. I was lodged into my seat for the entire performance. She lodged her hand into the opening to stop the leak.
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lodge in

1. To become wedged, jammed, or stuck into some tight space. I thought the car would fit, but it ended up lodging in the narrow alleyway. The fabric got caught on the machinery and lodged in.
2. To jam or lodge someone or something into some tight space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lodge" and "in"; often used in passive constructions. The table kept wobbling, so I lodged in a napkin under one of the legs. I was lodged in my seat for the entire performance. She lodged her hand in the opening to stop the leak.
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lodge (something) against

1. To formally make a charge or accusation against someone or something. If you have an issue with something we're doing, the best course of action is to lodge a complaint against it with the HR department right away. The company has so far not lodged charges against the former executive, although a spokesperson said they are still considering that as an option.
2. To wedge or prop something forcefully against something else. Be sure to lodge a large stone or block of wood against each tire so that the car doesn't roll while you're working on it. She lodged a chair against the door so the intruder couldn't open it.
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lodge (something) in(to) (something)

To wedge or jam something forcefully in(to something else). She lodged the bag of money in the air vents, intending to collect it later. He lodged a crowbar into the wheel to keep it from turning.
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lodge with

1. To formally inform a person or body or authority of some charge or accusation against someone or something. A noun or pronoun is usually used between "lodge" and "with." If you have an issue with something, the best course of action is to lodge a complaint with the HR department right away. After being hit in the face at the bar, Jeff lodged an assault charge with local police and ended up getting nearly $200,000 from the guy who punched him.
2. To stay in someone's home or accommodation for a temporary period of time. Janet's brother is going to be lodging with us for a couple of weeks while he looks for a job and apartment of his own after he moves.
3. To instruct, direct, or compel someone to stay in someone's home or accommodation for a temporary period of time. A noun or pronoun is used between "lodge" and "with." We're lodging Janet's brother with us for a couple of weeks while he looks for a job and apartment of his own after he moves.
4. To make a deposit of a cash or check at a financial institution. A noun or pronoun is usually used between "lodge" and "with." Primarily heard in UK. Be sure to lodge the required funds with your local bank before the repayment falls due each month.
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lodge someone with someone

to have someone stay with someone as a guest. We lodged the visitor with George for the weekend. Would it be possible for us to lodge Mary with you?
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lodge something against someone

to place a charge against someone. The neighbors lodged a complaint against us for walking on their grass. I want to lodge an assault charge against Randy.
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lodge something against something

to place or prop something against something. We lodged the chest against the door, making it difficult or impossible to open. Let's lodge the stone against the side of the barn to help support it.
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lodge something in something

to get something stuck in something or some place. She lodged her coat in the door and tore it. He lodged a screwdriver in the machine's gears by accident.
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lodge with someone

to stay or reside with someone. I lodged with my cousin while I was in Omaha. Tricia plans to lodge with us while she is here.
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References in classic literature ?
So long as the members of this lodge stand together there is no power in the United States that can touch them.
McMurdo had a fine tenor voice, and if he had failed to gain the good will of the lodge before, it could no longer have been withheld after he had thrilled them with "I'm Sitting on the Stile, Mary," and "On the Banks of Allan Water."
"I apologize, Eminent Bodymaster, to you and to every brother in this lodge if I have said more than I should.
But so long as I am in this chair we shall be a united lodge in word and in deed.
"Who are you to interfere--you that are new to the lodge? Stand back!" He raised his stick; but McMurdo had whipped his pistol out of his pocket.
As to the lodge, wasn't it the order of the Bodymaster that the man was not to be killed--and what are you doing but killing him?"
Wrapping his robe again about him, the Teton motioned to the trapper to follow, and stalked haughtily from the lodge, muttering, as he went--
Tachechana pressed a kiss on the lips of her son, and withdrew to the farther side of the lodge. Here she drew her light calico robe over her head, and took her seat, in token of humility, on the naked earth.
The domestic utensils were fewer in number and simpler in their forms, than those to be seen about the openings of the meanest lodges, nor was there a single one of those high-prized articles of civilised life, which were occasionally bought of the traders, in bargains that bore so hard on the ignorant natives.
They gave him their lodges, they gave him their riches, and they gave him their daughters.
Jay Jolicoeur, Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 175, served as the Worshipful Master of the Lodge during the past year, as the lodge was being established.
Luxury lodge manufacturer Wessex Park and Leisure Homes is to unveil a new, innovative leisure lodge there, called The Spinny.
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On the day the storm hit, I was staying at the lodge, only 20 miles north of Dean's landfall near the town of Majahual on the Yucatan Peninsula.
To Watson, his new lodge, which opened June 1, is a culmination of development that has taken 20 years.