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Noun: hedge  hej
  1. A fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    - hedgerow
  2. Any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    - hedging
  3. An intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    - hedging
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 [informal], sidestep, finesse, circumnavigate
  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"

Derived forms: hedging, hedges, hedged

Type of: avoid, close in, enclose, equivocation, evasion, fence, fencing, hem in, inclose, minimise [Brit], minimize, protection, security, shut in

Encyclopedia: Hedge, Thomas