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wedge
British English: /wɛdʒ/
American English: /wɛdʒ/

Translation of wedge in French:

noun

  • 1 (block)
    (to insert in rock, wood etc) coin (m)
    (to hold something in position) cale (f)
    (in rockclimbing) piton (m)
    (of cake, pie, cheese) morceau (m)
    a wedge of lemon
    une tranche de citron
    a wedge of high pressure (Meteorology)
    une dorsale barométrique
    a wedge of geese
    un vol d'oies
    before n (shape)
    de coin
  • 2 (Sport) (in golf)
    cocheur (m) de sable
  • 3 (Clothing)
    (shoe) chaussure (f) à semelle compensée
    before n (shoe)
    à semelle compensée

transitive verb

  • 1 (make firm) to wedge something in ou into place
    caler quelque chose
    to wedge a door open/shut
    caler une porte pour la tenir ouverte/fermée
    the door is wedged shut (stuck)
    la porte est coincée
  • 2 (jam)to wedge something into
    enfoncer or faire rentrer quelque chose dans (gap, hole)
    to be wedged against/between
    être coincé contre/entre

reflexive verb

  • to wedge oneself
    se coincer (between entre) (in dans)
    to get oneself wedged
    se coincer

Idioms

to drive a wedge between X and Y

monter X contre Y

it's (only) the thin end of the wedge

Phrasal verbs

wedge in

wedge [somebody/something] in, wedge in [somebody/something]

Definition of wedge in:

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