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English definition of “hedge”

hedge

verb     /hedʒ/
[T + adv/prep, usually passive] to limit something severely: We've got permission, but it's hedged about/around with strict conditions.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding [I] to try to avoid giving an answer or taking any action: Stop hedging and tell me what you really think.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of hedge verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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