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board and lodging

Meals and accommodation, or the cost thereof. I don't have much money for board and lodging, so I'm going to try to travel very frugally.
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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 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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ˌboard and ˈlodging

accommodation and food: I pay £70 a week for board and lodging.
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