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