wedged up

dichelson

Senior Member
Italy/Italian
Hello: I have a sentence where it seems to me that "wedging up" is used in a very unusual way:

"I can envision myself in my eighties [...] still wedging up this old building to keep it from falling over." (he is a priest who is now trying to repair the roof of his old church).

Can you figure out what "wedging up" means here? Thank you
 
  • bbip

    Senior Member
    English GB
    If you wedge something up, it means you push something into a gap to support it. For example, you might "wedge up" wonky table legs with books.
     
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