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wedge in

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

v.
To lodge or jam something or someone in some location: I accidently wedged my hat in the flue. The box was wedged in the crawl space.
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I usually drive the wedge in with the flat end of a single bit axe (Photo 2).
The reason for this is that golfers have come to realise that having the right sand wedge in the bag is as important as having the right putter.
FTE has been an integral partner in the Wedge strategy since Phillip Johnson first organized the Wedge in the early 1990s.
Clamping to the live end could add a wear point, bend the nearly straight line, and keep the wire rope from pulling the wedge in tight against the socket.
He said, ``Cardiff is characterised by four major green corridors which stretch out from the city centre - Bute Park and Llandaff fields along the River Taff to the north, the Rhymney river corridor in the east, the Ely river corridor in the west, and the Roath Park/Nant Fawr wedge in the north east.
In celebration of his many happy hours at the Wedge, Erik's pal Vince Vargas got the words El Calza, which he was told meant The Wedge in Spanish, tattooed on his leg.
If the disk is less than half full, material from a given avalanche doesn't stay in the same wedge in successive avalanches.