English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wedge /wed /Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (quân sự) mũi nhọn
- to drive a wedge into: thọc một mũi vào; (nghĩa bóng) chia rẽ
- ngoại động từ
- (nghĩa bóng) chen vào, dấn vào
- (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) bửa bằng nêm, chẻ bằng nêm
+any shape that is triangular in cross section
+a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
+a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
+a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe
+(golf) an iron with considerable loft and a broad sole
+something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
+a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
+fix, force, or implant
+squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
Advanced English Dictionary
1 block, chock:
A shoe with a wedge heel is called a 'wedgie'. We forced wedges into the cracks in the stone to split it.
2 separation, separator, division, partition, split, fissure, cleavage:
That woman tried to drive a wedge between me and my husband.
3 ram, jam, stuff, cram, crowd, force, squeeze, pack, thrust:
You couldn't have wedged another person into the back seat of that Mini with a shoehorn.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 a piece of wood, rubber, metal, etc. with one thick end and one thin pointed end that you use to keep a door open, to keep two things apart, or to split wood or rock: He hammered the wedge into the crack in the stone. + (figurative) A wedge had been tapped into their friendship. + I don't want to drive a wedge between the two of you (= to make you start disliking each other).
2 something that is shaped like a wedge or that is used like a wedge: a wedge of lemon / cake / cheese
3 a golf CLUB that has the part that you hit the ball with shaped like a wedge
Idioms see THIN adj.
1 [VN +adv./prep.] to put or squeeze sth tightly into a narrow space, so that it cannot move easily: The boat was now wedged between the rocks. + She wedged herself into the passenger seat. + The phone was wedged under his chin.
2 to make sth stay in a particular position, especially open or shut, by placing sth against it: [VN-ADJ] to wedge the door open / shut [also VN]
against, behind, between, into, under
She wedged a chair firmly under the door handle.
wedge sth in place/position, wedge sth open/shut
Someone had wedged the door open with a brick.
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