Noun hedge has 3 senses
  1. hedge, hedgerow - a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    --1 is a kind of fence, fencing
    --1 has particulars: privet hedge; windbreak, shelterbelt
  2. hedge, hedging - any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    --2 is a kind of security, protection
  3. hedge, hedging - an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
    --3 is a kind of evasion, equivocation
    Derived form: verb hedge1
,Verb hedge has 4 senses
  1. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep - 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"
    --1 is one way to avoid
    Derived forms: noun hedge3, noun hedger1, noun hedging2
    Sample sentence:
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  2. hedge - hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
    --2 is one way to
    hem in
    Sample sentences:
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    Something ----s something
  3. hedge, hedge in - enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
    --3 is one way to enclose, inclose, shut in
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. hedge - minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
    --4 is one way to
    minimize, minimise
    Derived form: noun hedger2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something