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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhedgehedge1 /hedʒ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 DLGTAa row of small bushes or trees growing close together, usually dividing one field or garden from another2 PROTECTsomething that protects you against possible problems, especially financial losshedge against Buying a house will be a hedge against inflation. look as if you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards at drag1(13)
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hedgeI was found asleep under a hedge, a partly sampled bottle still clutched protectively in my hands.Now, crouching against the rough hedge, he considered the possibilities.Even congressional leaders who pushed hardest for it were sufficiently nervous to build in some hedges against runaway presidential abuse.I watched him as far as the corner of the curator's garden, and saw him turn in alongside the hedge.From the other side of the hedge came the wild barking of hounds.I watched from under the hedge when one day two big black cars came.The hedges bordering the roads are valuable from a conservation standpoint.Much of the old field pattern therefore remains, with its tangle of deep lanes and thick hedges.hedge againstIn the 1970s, officials kept water in storage as a hedge against droughts.