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Overview of noun hedge

The noun hedge has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) hedge, hedgerow

(a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes)

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)

3. hedge, hedging

(an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging")

Overview of verb hedge

The verb hedge has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (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")

2. hedge

(hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in")

3. hedge, hedge in

(enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property")

4. hedge

(minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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