[noun] a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes Synonyms: row
[noun] any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change Synonyms: hedging
[noun] an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging" Synonyms: hedging
[verb] 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" Synonyms: fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
[verb] hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
[verb] enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property" Synonyms: in
[verb] minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"