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Noun
A fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs
“As I move away, the incredible house with its dazzling colours disappears again behind the hedge and the bushes, invisible to the outside world.”
Noun
A way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances
“Diversifying your portfolio is a hedge against the down times.”
Noun
A word or phrase used to avoid overprecise commitment, for example etc., often, or sometimes
“The presence of a hedge provides information regarding whether a student answer is right or wrong.”
Verb
Surround with a hedge
“At the junction of these roads was a fairly large field hedged all round.”
Verb
To obstruct with a hedge or hedges
“But they hedge their predictions that there will be a global economic upturn some time later next year.”
Verb
To avoid giving a definite answer or position
“When asked about his involvement, he hedged.”
Verb
“But you need to spread you portfolio to hedge against a fall in the stock market.”
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