2 verb
hedge2 past tense and past participle hedged, present participle hedging [intransitive and transitive]
1 to avoid giving a direct answer to a question:
You're hedging again - have you got the money or haven't you?
'That depends on my partner,' she hedged.

hedge your bets

to reduce your chances of failure or loss by trying several different possibilities instead of one:
It's a good idea to hedge your bets by applying to more than one college.

hedge against something

phrasal verb
to try to protect yourself against possible problems, especially financial loss:
Smart managers will hedge against price increases.

be hedged in

phrasal verb
1 to be surrounded or enclosed by something:
The building was hedged in by trees.
2 if you feel hedged in by something, you feel that your freedom is restricted by it

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