hedge

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hedge
  • noun
    A fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs. (she was standing barefoot in a corner of the lawn, trimming the hedge)
    verb
    Surround or bound with a hedge. (a garden hedged with yews)
    Limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions. (experts usually hedge their predictions, just in case)
    Protect oneself against loss on (a bet or investment) by making balancing or compensating transactions. (the company hedged its investment position on the futures market)

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