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1hedge/ˈhɛʤ/noun
pluralhedges
1hedge
/ˈhɛʤ/
noun
pluralhedges
Learner's definition of HEDGE  
[count]
: a row of shrubs or small trees that are planted close to each other in order to form a boundary
: something that provides protection or defense— usually + against
2hedge/ˈhɛʤ/verb
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2hedge
/ˈhɛʤ/
verb
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Learner's definition of HEDGE  
[+ object] : to surround (an area) with a hedge
: to avoid giving a promise or direct answer
[no object]
[+ object]

hedge against

[phrasal verb]
hedge against (something) 
: to protect yourself from (something)

hedge around

[phrasal verb]orhedge about
hedge (something) around/aboutBritish 
: to limit or restrict (something)— usually used as (be) hedged— usually + with or by

hedge in

[phrasal verb]
hedge in (something) or hedge (something) in : to form a boundary around (something)
hedge in (someone) or hedge (someone) in : to surround or restrict (someone) in a way that prevents free movement or action

hedge your bets

: to do things that will prevent great loss or failure if future events do not happen as you plan or hope
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