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English definition of “hedge”

hedge

verb [I/T] (LIMIT)   /hedʒ/
to limit something severely: [T] Congressmen were warned against hedging their support for the missile program. To hedge is also to try to avoid giving an answer or taking any action: [I] Officials continued to hedge on exactly when the program would begin.
(Definition of hedge verb (LIMIT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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