Definitions of hedge

  1. To hide, as in a hedge; to skulk.
  2. 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.
  3. To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem ( in).
  4. To surround so as to prevent escape.
  5. To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; - sometimes with up and out.
  6. To inclose with a border of bushes or shrubs; encircle; invest.
  7. To inclose with a hedge: to obstruct: to surround: to guard.
  8. To inclose with a hedge; surround; guard.
  9. 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.
  10. To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
  11. To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
  12. Evade; skulk.
  13. 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"
  14. To make one bet to offset another; provide a means of escape.
  15. To fence with or separate by a hedge; to surround; to guard.
  16. To guard or protect; to obstruct; to skulk; to enclose, as with a hedge; to surround for defence.
  17. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  18. minimize loss or risk; " diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; " hedge your bets"
  19. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; " hedge the property"
  20. 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.
  21. A fence of bushes or shrubs.
  22. A thicket of bushes: a fence round a field, etc.
  23. A fence of growing bushes.
  24. A fence formed by bushes set close together.
  25. A thicket planted round a field, & c., to fence it.
  26. A fence of thorn- bushes or small trees.
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