hedge

Part of speech: verb

To enclose with a hedge; limit; defend.

Part of speech: verb

To make one bet to offset another; provide a means of escape.

Part of speech: noun

A fence formed by bushes set close together.

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Usage examples "hedge":

  1. The Doctor restrained with difficulty the impulse to look backward, and instead kept his eyes sternly fixed upon the trees and hedge- rows flying past, more sharply defined shadows in the lesser dark. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  2. In Margaret's voice, too, seeing that he made no motion to enter, she spoke down to him across the hedge. - "Merry-Garden and Other Stories", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. Suppose he starts at the center of the hedge. - "Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son", John Mills.