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Adjective: hedged  hejd
  1. Evasively worded in order to avoid an unqualified statement
    - weasel-worded
Verb: hedge  hej
  1. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    "They tend to hedge their responsibilities";
    - fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, finesse
     
  2. Hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
    "The animals were hedged in"
     
  3. Enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
    "hedge the property";
    - hedge in
     
  4. Minimize loss or risk
    "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"

See also: qualified

Type of: avoid, close in, enclose, hem in, inclose, minimise [Brit], minimize, shut in

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