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hedge

noun (n)

  • a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: hedgerow
    source: wordnet30
  • any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change (noun.possession)
    Synonym: hedging
    source: wordnet30
  • an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The animals were hedged in.
    source: wordnet30
  • enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges (verb.contact)
    Synonym: hedge in
    Example:
    Hedge the property.
    source: wordnet30
  • minimize loss or risk (verb.change)
    Example:
    Diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks.
    Hedge your bets.
    source: wordnet30
  • To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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