Definition of hedge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    hedge

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    NAmE//hɛdʒ//
     
     
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  1. 1 a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, usually along the edge of a field, yard, or road a privet hedge
  2. 2hedge against something a way of protecting yourself against the loss of something, especially money to buy gold as a hedge against inflation
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