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hedge

noun

1 hedge

A fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes.

synonym: hedgerow.

Roget 232: inclosure, envelope; case etc. (receptacle) 191; wrapper; girdle etc. 230.    pen, fold; pen fold, in fold, ... show more

Dutch: haag, heg
Polish: żywopłot



2 hedge

Any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change.

synonym: hedging.

Polish: hedging

3 hedge

An intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement.

synonym: hedging.

verb

1 hedge

Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).

synonyms: circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt.

Roget 30: make compensation; compensate, compense; indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; outbalance, overbalance, counterbalance; set off; hedge, square, ... show more

Dutch: drukken, omzeilen

2 hedge

Hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge.

3 hedge

Enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges:
— Hedge the property.

synonym: hedge in.

4 hedge

Minimize loss or risk.


Moby thesaurus: abate, about the bush, adjust to, allowance, alter, around the bush, assuage, bar, beat about, beat around, beg the question, bicker, boggle, border line, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, box in ... show more.

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