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Wedge \Wedge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wedged; p. pr. & vb. n. Wedging.] [1913 Webster]
To cleave or separate with a wedge or wedges, or as with a wedge; to rive. "My heart, as wedged with a sigh, would rive in twain." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
To force or drive as a wedge is driven. [1913 Webster] Among the crowd in the abbey where a finger Could not be wedged in more. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He 's just the sort of man to wedge himself into a snug berth. --Mrs. J. H. Ewing. [1913 Webster]
To force by crowding and pushing as a wedge does; as, to wedge one's way. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
To press closely; to fix, or make fast, in the manner of a wedge that is driven into something. [1913 Webster] Wedged in the rocky shoals, and sticking fast. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
To fasten with a wedge, or with wedges; as, to wedge a scythe on the snath; to wedge a rail or a piece of timber in its place. [1913 Webster]
(Pottery) To cut, as clay, into wedgelike masses, and work by dashing together, in order to expel air bubbles, etc. --Tomlinson. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wedged adj : wedged or packed in together; "an impacted tooth" [syn: impacted]



  1. past of wedge
  2. In a web-server context, to be stuck, incapable of proceeding without help. This is different from having crashed, in that, if the system has crashed, it has become totally non-functioning and will not respond to any probes; it will seem to be offline, disconnected, or powered down. If a server is wedged, it will respond to minor probes or requests, but will not be able to completely service the request to completion.
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