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."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: row of bushes
Synonyms:
hedgerow, privet hedge, bush , bushes, row of bushes, topiary, quickset (UK)
Sense: Noun: thing that protects
Synonyms:
protection , shield , safeguard, cover , buffer , screen
Sense: Noun: barricade
Synonyms:
barricade, barrier , wall , fence
Sense: Verb: enclose
Synonyms:
enclose , fence in, box in, hem in, wall in, pen in, surround
Sense: Verb: protect
Synonyms:
protect , safeguard, shield , guard
Sense: Verb: avoid answering
Synonyms:
avoid , evade, dodge (informal), sidestep, recoil , shy away from, swerve , pussyfoot around (informal), duck (informal)

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