hedge

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɛdʒ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hɛdʒ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hej)


Inflections of 'hedge' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
hedges
v 3rd person singular
hedging
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
hedged
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
hedged
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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hedge

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [tall, thorny] hedge
  2. is lined with hedges
  3. need to trim the hedges
  4. the hedges are overgrown
  5. landscaping hedges
  6. is [divided, separated] by hedges
  7. hedges separating the [properties, houses]
  8. [concealed, hidden] behind the hedges
  9. a hedge against [inflation, falling stocks]
v
  1. hedge your [bets, risk, investment]
  2. he hedged when [answering, asked]
  3. is hedged in by [trees, bushes]
  4. is hedged by [trees]
  5. the [lawn, field, garden] is hedged with [trees]
n as adj
  1. has a hedge fund
  2. is a hedge fund manager
  3. a pair of hedge trimmers
adv
  1. a hedge-lined [street, boulevard]
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