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hedge meaning and definition

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HEDGE noun

Definition of hedge (noun)

  1. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  2. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  3. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    • "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
    • synonyms: hedging

HEDGE verb

Definition of hedge (verb)

  1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  2. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
    • "The animals were hedged in"
  3. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
  4. minimize loss or risk
    • "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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