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

Translation of wedge in German:

noun

  • 1
    Keil Mask.
    it's the thin end of the wedge [figurative]
    so fängt es immer an
    be careful that it isn't the thin end of the wedge [figurative]
    pass auf, dass das nicht ausufert od. überhand nimmt!
    these disturbances proved to be just the thin end of the wedge
    diese Unruhen erwiesen sich bloß als der Anfang
  • 2a wedge of cake
    ein Stück Torte
    a wedge of cheese the seats were arranged in wedges
    die Sitzreihen waren keilförmig angeordnet
  • 4 (shoe)
    Schuh mit Keilabsatz

transitive verb

  • 1 (fasten) wedge a door/window open
    eine Tür/ein Fenster festklemmen, damit sie/es offen bleibt
  • 2 (pack tightly) there were five of them wedged together in the back of the car
    sie saßen zu fünft eingezwängt od. zusammengepfercht hinten im Wagen
    the book had got wedged in behind the cupboard
    das Buch war hinter dem Schrank eingeklemmt

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