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Definitions of hedge:
  • noun:   a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  • noun:   an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
  • noun:   any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  • verb:   minimize loss or risk
    Example: "Diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"
  • verb:   avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • verb:   enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
    Example: "Hedge the property"
  • verb:   hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
    Example: "The animals were hedged in"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #6916)

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