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Synonyms for hedge

Noun

1. hedge, hedgerow, fence, fencing
usage: a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
2. hedge, hedging, security, protection
usage: 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, evasion, equivocation
usage: an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"

Verb

1. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep, avoid
usage: 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, hem in
usage: hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
3. hedge, hedge in, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in
usage: enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
4. hedge, minimize, minimise
usage: minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
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