hedge
noun.
a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
Synonym: hedgerow
noun.
any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
Synonym: hedging
noun.
an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
when you say `maybe' you are just hedging
Synonym: 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
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
Synonym: hedge in
verb.
minimize loss or risk
diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks|hedge your bets