wedge into (something)

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wedge into (something)

1. To become lodged, jammed, or stuck into some tight space. I thought the car would fit, but it ended up wedging into the narrow alleyway. The fabric got caught on the machinery and wedged into the gears.
2. To jam or lodge someone or something into some tight space. A noun or pronoun is used between "wedge" and "in"; often used in passive constructions. The table kept wobbling, so I wedged a napkin into the gap underneath one of the legs. I was wedged into my seat for the entire performance. She wedged her hand into the opening to stop the leak.
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At that point, stop, engage the chain brake, pull out the saw, and drive a plastic wedge into the top of the kerf to hold it open.
Drive a wedge into the back cut kerf to try and lift the tree off your saw.
Once you have decided the path of least resistance by reading the wood, place your wedge preferably on a crack and tap the wedge into the chunk.
Using the blunt side pound the wedge into the chunk.
The arms meet midway between the shoes, where a third arm acts as an actuator to drive the wedge into its groove, or to withdraw it.