a row of small bushes or trees growing close together, usually dividing one field or garden from another
something that protects you against possible problems, especially financial loss
Buying a house will be a hedge against inflation.
➔ look as if you've been dragged through a hedge backwardsat drag1 (13)WORD FOCUS: garden
parts of a garden: lawn, flowerbed, hedge, patio, rockery, pond, greenhouse, compost heap, kitchen garden
things you do in the garden: cut the grass/mow the lawn, weed the flowerbeds, sow seeds, plant flowers/bushes/trees, water the plants, cut back/prune roses and other bushes, trim the hedge
➔ See also garden