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.
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.
To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).
To surround so as to prevent escape.
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.
To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth. Thomas Fuller
You can't have bank holding companies acting as hedge funds. You can't have them taking a million-dollar pension plan for Joe Schmo the bus driver and treat it with the same risk appetite that you treat George Soros' pocket money. It's fundamentally ridiculous. Shia LaBeouf
People think that because of my act that I must have a really busy mind and I must be driven. I really am not. I quite like going outside and looking at spiders on a hedge in my garden and stuff. Tim Vine
Everyone is looking for the sure thing. They are looking to hedge their bet. They think the way to do that is to go with a proven quantity, a remake of something you have already seen. That is their mindset. Leonard Maltin
Substantially fewer films will be produced over the next year or two. And a significant portion of the production costs of the reduced slate will be borne by hedge funds and other investment groups. Peter Bart
hedge in Dutch is haag, heg, steg
hedge in Finnish is pensasaita
hedge in French is haie
hedge in German is Hecke
hedge in Italian is siepe
hedge in Latin is saepe
hedge in Norwegian is innhegne, hekk
hedge in Spanish is seto vivo
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