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  Definition of Hedge
  1. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  2. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe'' you are just hedging"
  3. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  4. minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
  5. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
  6. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
  7. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
Similar Words: hedgerow, hedging, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, hedge in

 

Hyponyms: privet hedge, windbreak, shelterbelt, quibble

 

Grouped Verbs: hedge in

 

Derivational Morphology: fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, hedger, dodging, scheme, dodger, fox, slyboots, avoidance, turning away, shunning, evasion, escape, circumvention, hedging, equivocator

 

 
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